Li-Huei Tsai’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Li-Huei Tsai’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Last year, an estimated $1.4 billion poured into Alzheimer’s disease research but who is it going to and what are they doing with it? Take a closer look at the life work of one of the leading doctors on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s – Neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai. Her work is proving […]

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Could Low Serotonin Levels Drive Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could Low Serotonin Levels Drive Alzheimer’s Disease?

Past studies have noted that people with Alzheimer’s disease have less serotonin in their brains than other adults. The chemical monitors and regulates appetite, mood, sexual function, sleep and more in the body. Recent studies now suggest that low serotonin levels may be more than a side effect of Alzheimer’s – it may actually drive the disease. […]

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How Gum Disease Could Lead to the Development of Alzheimer’s

How Gum Disease Could Lead to the Development of Alzheimer’s

A new study from Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung City has determined that people who have had periodontitis for more than 10 years are 70% more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the study, the potential link between this gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s and the importance […]

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MIND Diet Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

MIND Diet Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

A study from Rush University in Chicago has found that the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) Diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 50% and still has protective powers, even when not followed rigorously. Learn more about the development of the diet and which foods are helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s […]

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How Ketones Can Combat Alzheimer’s

How Ketones Can Combat Alzheimer’s

Previous studies have shown the brain loses its ability to use glucose to produce energy in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are now conducting studies to determine if ketones could replace glucose as an energy source for the brain and ultimately restore cognitive ability. Learn more about ketones and their role in brain health and combating Alzheimer’s. Replacing […]

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Finding Alzheimer’s Hope and Caregiver Inspiration

Finding Alzheimer’s Hope and Caregiver Inspiration

After a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s common that family members assume most (if not all) caregiving tasks. Although caregivers face one of life’s biggest challenges, it’s not unusual for daughters, sons, spouses and other family members to share inspirational stories about their caregiving experiences. Caregiver Inspiration There are many stories of hope […]

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Things Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s Risks

Things Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s Risks

If you are a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you are likely familiar with “caregiver stress.” It’s a serious condition, one that has been studied in clinical research trials extensively. Caregiver stress (also called caregiver overload) is not simply a negative response to an overly busy schedule, but rather, a serious physical and […]

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Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s

A type of therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, habilitation therapy allows people with the disease to retain their level of functioning by encouraging independence and providing a strong sense of purpose. Learn more about habilitation therapy, how it differs from rehabilitation therapy, and how it can benefit people with dementia and their […]

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What Is Cognitive Vitality?

What Is Cognitive Vitality?

There are endless claims that lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) and supplements can help slow down the symptoms or perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Which (if any) of these claims are true? Is there any ironclad way for consumers to know who to trust these days? One useful tool for those who are searching […]

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