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Walk to Keep the Brain and Memory Robust

Walking six or more miles per week may keep memory sharp in old age, new research suggests. Seniors who walked at least six miles a week had more brain gray matter than their more sedentary peers, and more gray matter … Continue reading

Visualizing Alzheimer’s

By Toby Bilanow For centuries, scientists had few clues about the inner workings of the brain. The three pounds of nerve tissue that give us our thoughts and memories remained stubbornly out of reach. But all that is changing rapidly. … Continue reading

Fitness and Good Mental Health: Exercise Brings Many Benefits

By: www.ALZinfo.org Exercise is more important than you might think. Scientific evidence is increasingly showing that physical exercise is not only good for your figure, it’s also good for your memory. It’s an important tool in slowing the effects of … Continue reading

Looking for Links Between Genes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers are continuing to uncover various genes that may play a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings offer new clues about who will get Alzheimer’s in old age, and why, and may offer new approaches to treating … Continue reading

Fitting in Fitness – for Caregivers

By Jennifer Newton Reents, R.N. Making time for physical activity shouldn’t be a last consideration—especially for caregivers. Put fitness at the top of your list. It’s all too familiar. You are stressed and tired, and find there aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

A Lifetime of Physical Activity Is Good for the Brain

Want to help ward off Alzheimer’s in old age? It may never be too early to start exercising. A new study of more than 9,000 women suggests that remaining physically active throughout your life helps keep memory and thinking skills … Continue reading

How Education May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers have noted that extra years of schooling during youth can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in old age. As a group, for example, those with a college degree are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those with only an … Continue reading

Diet, Exercise & Health

How can overall health and well-being be maintained in a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease? It’s important for the person with Alzheimer’s to be under the continual supervision of a qualified medical doctor in order to stay in the best … Continue reading

What are the Goals of Alzheimer’s Treatment?

The primary goals of treatment for Alzheimer’s are to improve the quality of life for the person suffering and for his or her caregiver(s). Treatment typically comprises three interrelated approaches: 1.) Slowing the progression: Treatment in most cases will involve … Continue reading

What Can I Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

At this time, there is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. A panel of nationally known experts in the field convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that there is no solid scientific proof that lifestyle measures can … Continue reading