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Don’t White Wash Alzheimer’s!
Recently, I received a heartfelt email from a caregiver who felt that I had sometimes white-washed Alzheimer’s disease in my advice to caregivers, making this terminal illness sound spiritual. Here is my response.
New Super Foods for Alzheimer's Prevention
A couple of new foods are being studied for their potent possibilities in dementia prevention and you might want to add one of them to your diet.
Walking May Ward Off Alzheimer’s Disease
New studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association assert that sticking to a walking regimen at midlife and beyond can ward off Alzheimer's disease or at least delay its onset.
Are Plaques Protective for Alzheimer's?
Until now Alzheimer’s drugs have been targeting plaques. Could plaques actually be protective and might Alzheimer’s drugs be attacking the wrong enemy?
Coping with Early Onset Alzheimer's
Barry Petersen, a multiple Emmy-Award winner who works for CBS News and has covered wars and events that have shaped the world, has been facing his own private war with Alzheimer’s as a spousal caregiver.
Depression and Apathy in Alzheimer’s
When it concerns Alzheimer’s, emotions can run the gamut from intense to dull and apathetic. New research implicates depression as a disease trigger.
Alzheimer’s and Resveratrol
Resveratrol, an organic compound found in red wine, grapes and peanuts and touted for its anti-aging and cancer prevention properties, is being analyzed in the lab for neutralizing the bad proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Brains Can Surprise You
The aging brain is unpredictable. Some people are cognitively sharp and productive well into their nineties. Others become afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Not many people realize that the brain can compensate for some of its decline.
Instead of Online Brain Games, Go Exercise
Millions of people play computer games believing they will improve memory and cognitive skills. However, this online game therapy doesn’t do what advertisers claim.
Cornell Creates Website for Caregivers
I am happy to announce that based on this mounting public health challenge experts at Weill Cornell Medical College have created ThisCaringHome.org, an interactive, multimedia Web site for caregivers of Alzheimer's.
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