Tag Archives: brain

News Briefs: Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health

News on Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health   U.S. Lagging Behind in Alzheimer’s Support A report from the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging found that among five nations, the U.S. is falling behind in supporting the growing number of … Continue reading

Content Articles – Preserving Your Memory, Spring 2013

  Continue reading from Preserving Your Memory magazine, spring 2013… News Briefs: Read the latest news on Alzheimer’s disease and brain health.   Caregiver Voices: A caregiver shares her heart in verse.   Fitness: Learn some simple exercises to strengthen … Continue reading

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target: Researchers Take Aim to Find a Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest clinical studies investigate different paths to a cure. By Kevin Gault There is no drug that can cure Alzheimer’s disease, but there are reasons … Continue reading

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

Early memory problems may indicate Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org In the January 11, 2010 issue of the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Dr. Barry Reisberg and his research team published research showing a significantly higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s in people who have experienced subjective memory loss. … 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

Drumroll, Rimshot…very funny

I am well aware that in the gamut of behaviors exhibited by Alzheimer’s patients, there are problems vastly worse than the silliness that I contend with on a daily basis. Although minor snits occur, anger, temper, and aggression are largely … 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

A Heart-Healthy Diet That’s Good for the Brain

Nutrition scientists continue to extol the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, the traditional diet from Italy, Greece and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. The diet, high in fruits and vegetables and healthy fats like olive oil, along with … Continue reading