Tag Archive: Alzheimer’s disease

May 27

Mediterranean Diet Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study from Columbia University points to another possibility of reducing the risk of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) through good nutrition. The study indicated that those following the Mediterranean diet lowered their risk of mental decline. People who combined the Mediterranean diet with regular exercise lowered their risk even more. Everything adds up and makes …

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May 24

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Patty (not her real name) has been taking care of her husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) for about 4 years that I know. She had been our next door neighbor for 25 years. The two had raised 4 children, were very active in their church and the local community, and seemed destined …

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Feb 17

Depression Risk Lowered with Healthy Diet

  A healthy diet not only keeps you in shape but it lowers your risk of developing depression and Alzheimer's  disease. The research reports that eating a Mediterranean style diet can preserve your mental health better than someone who eats a fast food diet.   Your mother was right: eat your vegetables. The Mediterranean style is …

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Oct 27

Vitamin D Makes A Difference

  Now I'm starting to wonder if I'm one of those people who, in my efforts to prevent skin cancer, may have impaired my brain function because I have a deficiency of vitamin D.   This is the sunshine vitamin so called because it is synthesized in our skin when we are exposed to direct …

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Jan 19

Memory, Healthy Brains and Your Social Life

We all know the saying to use it or lose it. As we get older, we understand the importance of applying that phrase to our body as well as to our brain. We exercise, learn to play bridge, and eat more fruits and vegetables. What you may not know is that your social life, staying …

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Jul 12

Research on Alzheimer’s Continues

I’m hoping that during the next 10 years – or sooner – some pharmaceutical company is going to arrive at a drug that either prevents or stops Alzheimer’s disease. Right now several companies have drugs they’re waiting to test on humans that slow down the disease. They’ve developed a process where specific immune cells were …

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Jul 12

Research on Alzheimer’s Continues

I’m hoping that during the next 10 years – or sooner – some pharmaceutical company is going to arrive at a drug that either prevents or stops Alzheimer’s disease. Right now several companies have drugs they’re waiting to test on humans that slow down the disease. They’ve developed a process where specific immune cells were …

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May 19

Painkillers Don’t Help Memory Loss of Elderly

There’s still no magic wand to stop the mental declining that takes place when we get older. We have to keep on working our puzzles, going to classes and reading books and stay fit. Results from a large government sponsored experiment showed no evidence that the two common painkillers, Celebrex and Aleve, benefitted the thinking …

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Apr 17

Alzheimer’s Disease: To Screen or Not to Screen?

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a nonprofit advocacy group, endorses memory tests for all older Americans. The Alzheimer’s Disease Screening Discussion Group – sponsored by Pfizer and Esai, who produce the Alzheimer’s drug Aricept- also promoted screening for those 65 or older or residing in an assisted-living or long-term care facility. Other health professionals are …

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