Dec 2017

Yoga and Kirtan Kriya Mediation May Bolster Brain Functioning for Alzheimer's Prevention

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) in Tucson, Arizona did a study on the effects of a specific type of yoga meditation called “Kirtan Kriya” on brain health. Kirtan Kriya meditation…

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Is Tau Protein Therapy the Future of Alzheimer’s Treatment?

There are many innovative new approaches to Alzheimer’s research today. From new drugs that help improve memory, to medication that lowers beta amyloid (a hallmark indicator of AD in the brain), and even…

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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl: Studies Show Music Improves Cognition in People with Alzheimer's Disease

AD Wisdom Pearl #7 Music has long been known for being able to engender a sense of emotion, whether it’s relaxation, excitement, enthusiasm, nostalgia, or other feelings; there is no doubt that music…

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New Tool Could Detect Alzheimer's Decades Before Symptoms Occur

At the Alzheimer’s International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto, a new concept in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis was submitted by researchers from the University of Waterloo. The new non-invasive diagnostic…

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CBS News Report on New Study for Alzheimer's Prevention

A recent CBS News story highlighted the growing global challenge of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), on an international level. A new study, conducted by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and…

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Studies Find Over the Counter Medications may be Linked to High Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Recent studies have shown a strong link to a few frequently used over-the-counter medications and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Some medications for allergies and insomnia may not be safe when…

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Quick Alzheimer's Prevention Pearl: Smoking Was Found to Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

AD Wisdom Pearl #6 There are several modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Modifiable risk factors are controllable conditions/behaviors that can be altered to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s…

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11 Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips for Taking Time Out This Summer

If you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver, chances are you already know just how challenging it is to make time for yourself. But research shows that scheduling regular time off is vital to the overall health…

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New Swedish Study Finds People with Alzheimer's who Live Alone Receive Lower Levels of Health care

A new Swedish study, “Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Disease,” published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), discovered that people with AD who live alone received poorer health care, including…

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Students in Europe Help Improve Socialization for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease

With the anticipated growth of the global senior population, combined with the rise in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there’s never been a better time for innovative solutions to address the…

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Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease

If you’re an Alzheimer’s caregiver, looking for some new family traditions this year on the 4th of July, you may be interested in learning some tips for safe and enjoyable activities this year. The traditional…

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Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips for Avoiding Heat Related Illness

As the summer temperatures begin to climb, so too does the danger of heat exhaustion for seniors-particularly those with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). A study at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered…

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