Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Being Good to Your Heart May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Increasingly, doctors recognize that diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – the same factors that put you at risk for having a heart attack – also increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Taking steps to … Continue reading

How Mild Cognitive Impairment Affects Day-to-Day Living

People with Alzheimer’s disease often have trouble remembering things like important dates or whether they took their medications, a problem that can disrupt day-to-day activities and planning. The same problems are also common in those with mild cognitive impairment, or … Continue reading

gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: www.ALZinfo.org Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in … Continue reading

Jogging the Memory with Fun Fitness Ideas

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Dancing, gardening and playing games can be good exercise for any age. For people with Alzheimer’s disease, these fun fitness activities can boost self-esteem, improve mood and bring back pleasant memories from younger days. “Wii” Just … Continue reading

The Healing Power of Yoga

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Three women in their 60s and 70s recline on their backs on yoga mats with their eyes closed and their hands turned palms up. Certified yoga instructor Helena Bray begins savasana, the final relaxation. Her voice … Continue reading

Pilates and the Mind-Body Connection

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Pilates is an exercise for all ages. No one illustrated that better than creator Joseph Pilates. He practiced and taught the exercise he developed well into his mid-80s while sporting a physique of a man half … Continue reading

Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer’s

Ask the Experts: Dr. Dede Bonner Question: My father was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Does he now need to see a specialist? If so, what questions do we need to ask on our first visit? Dr. Bonner answers: When … Continue reading

Mothers, Fathers and Alzheimer’s Disease

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease increases your risk of developing the disease yourself. But people whose mothers had Alzheimer’s are more likely to get the disease than those whose fathers had it. Those are the results of a new … Continue reading