Monday, January 9, 2012

About Alzheimer's Disease: Research: Does It Change the Way We Live?

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From Esther Heerema, your Guide to Alzheimer's Disease
This week, I've highlighted a few studies that have significance for how we live life, as well as how and when we conduct research about Alzheimer's. You're also welcome to stop by our forum and share your questions or experiences there.

Study: Cognitive Decline Can Begin as Early as Age 45
As people age, they often show a slight decline in the ability to remember or process new information. This is different from the development of dementia and is often referred to as normal age-related changes. It has commonly been thought that this kind of cognitive decline doesn't typically show up until after the age of 60; however, a study published two days ago...Read more

Address Book Becomes Tool for Conversation in Dementia
A woman from Kansas wrote in to Dear Abby to share that visiting her mother-in-law, who was in a nursing home with dementia, was difficult because she didn't know what to talk about with her. Maybe you've been in those shoes? One day, this woman found her mother-in-law's address book...Read more

Study: Healthy Food = Healthy Brain
Here's one more reason to eat healthy in 2012. A recent study again confirmed what several other studies have shown- healthy eating is good for your brain. According to the journal Neurology, researchers in the Oregon Brain Aging Study tested the blood of 104 participants for levels of various nutrients. They then...Read more

How To CrossFit Train Your Brain
If you're like me, you may remember playing a game as a child where you had to figure out which of a group of things did not fit with each... Read more


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