We have an awesome weekend celebration ahead of us—Father’s Day!
How will you honor your father or father figure this weekend? Perhaps firing up the grill to prepare a tasty but healthy meal for him, engaging in meaningful conversation with him while enjoying a walk through the park or paying respects to his burial site. Whatever your plans may be, take a moment to read some very interesting research findings and share with your role model.
Our first article is a study conducted in Singapore about how men and women who ate mushrooms as a part of their regular diets put them at lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. Mushrooms contain a variety of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances that may help to protect the brain. So, while you’re cooking on the grill, try adding some white bottom, oyster or shiitake mushrooms to your menu and enjoy the benefits.
Our second article highlights a study conducted at University of South California on patients with treated and untreated diabetes and its correlation to developing signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes is known to damage blood vessels throughout the body including the brain, and diabetes is a known risk factor for dementia. It’s ideal to prevent diabetes from developing in the first place. Getting regular exercise and eating foods rich in vegetables and fruit will help keep the weight down and chances of developing diabetes away—and may help to curb the memory loss of Alzheimer’s.
To learn more about the above-mentioned research, please read the expert-reviewed articles and for more information about Alzheimer’s; please visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the research progress being made at the Fisher Center.
Together we can end Alzheimer’s.
Senior Vice President