Posted by Sherry C. on Monday, July 14th, 2014
If you have read our blogs or books over the last several years, you have certainly seen our philosophy towards Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention. A new study presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) today in Denmark shows for the first time that a cocktail of strategies (including exercise, dietary changes, socialization and cognitive activities) improves memory function after 2 years of the study, most solid evidence yet toward AD prevention.
This demonstrates the biological principal of synergy, meaning “1 + 1 = 3″ in terms of the additive effects of lifestyle interventions. It is important to note that there is no “magic pill” or “magic bullet” to prevent AD, but there are definitely ways people can reduce their risk. Dr. Richard Isaacson, Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center firmly believes in the multi-modal approach, and cautions “there is no one-size-fits-all approach toward AD prevention, and in our AD Prevention Clinic, we offer personalized care and ongoing follow-up and monitoring of specific risk factors that can delay the onset of AD. These are exciting times in AD prevention research.”
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