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Exelon Offers Some Hope for Slowing Down the Progression of Alzheimer’s
The new class of drugs Aricept, Exelon, and Reminyl were shown in a study to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the early to moderate stages for some patients.
Exercise and Lose Weight to Prevent Alzheimer’s
There are different reasons as to why exercising and eating right, even making those changes at midlife, could prove to be the best deposit made in your brain’s health savings account:
During the last decade I have had regular dialogues with an older woman, Molly, in the gym where I work out. I love talking to seniors to listen to their words of wisdom along with stories about their past dreams and passions.
Exercise Will Transform Your Brain
Dr. John Ratey, a Harvard Medical School Professor and author of SPARK presents impressive evidence that aerobic exercise improves the brain´s functions and increases the growth of new brain cells to boost memory and mood.
Exercise Your Brain
Many Alzheimer’s patients do better than expected because of their cognitive reserve. Columbia University Medical Center has identified a brain network within the frontal lobe that is associated with cognitive reserve. Here’s how to increase it:
Fatty Fish Improves Brain Function in Mid-Life
Researchers used sensitive cognitive tests, and saw an association between diet and mental ability.
FDA Doesn’t Approve Alzheimer’s Test - Yet
The FDA has postponed approval of a new Alzheimer’s test, Amyvid, to be performed on the living brain. Here are some other idea's for preventing or postponing Alzheimer's.
Feed Your Brain
A new study published in the Journal Neurology links Trans Fats to brain shrinkage. The study also emphasized that people whose diets are rich in vitamins C, E, B and D, have larger brains than people with diets low in these nutrients.
Flurizan, a New Drug on the Horizon
A new drug, Flurizan, which is actually on the horizon could potentially change the preventive landscape of Alzheimer’s. Flurizan is claimed to reduce the amount of toxic beta amyloid in an Alzheimer’s brain.
Food for Thought:
If you want to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, be heart smart. Head and Heart are related.
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