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What is Aromatherapy and How Can it Help Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on Friday, September 29th, 2017

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Aromatherapy has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to help promote health and wellness, and protect from disease. But, what exactly is aromatherapy?  How can this age-old method of treatment help promote brain health and potentially stave off Alzhiemer’s disease?

Aromatherapy is essentially the result of inhaled elixirs from concentrated forms of plants and botanicals.   One of the most common forms of essential oils is Lavender oil, noted for its relaxation promotion properties.  These therapeutic essential oils can be used in a diffuser to send minute particles of the oils into the air for inhalation, others are used directly on the skin, and some can even be ingested.  But, do essential oils really promote health and wellness, or is it all a bunch of new age hype?  Read on to find out what the scientific/medical experts have to say…..

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New Study Says “Glymphatics” may Influence Alzheimer’s Disease While We Sleep

Posted by on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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Glymphatics is a recent groundbreaking discovery that may be very useful in Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment.  But, just what exactly is glymphatics, and how might it impact Alzheimer’s disease (AD) treatment?  

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New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Shows Promise for the Future of Alzheimer’s Treatment

Posted by on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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A new drug for Alzheimer’s disease has recently been unveiled.  Many are calling it a “revolutionary” new drug because it shows promise for slowing the rate of progression of the disease.

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Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease

Posted by on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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A recent study has shown a link between the abnormal protein that causes damage to neurons in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s (PD) and Huntington’s disease  (HD).  The protein is called amyloid.

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10 Healthy and 5 Unhealthy Foods for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Monday, March 20th, 2017

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There are some interesting new diets surfacing lately that are making the claim to fame when it comes to prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.  It’s been said many times by nutritional experts, “what’s good for the heart is good for the brain.”  This may be the case with a new diet called the MIND diet.

What is the Mind Diet?  

The MIND diet is a hybrid diet combining foods from the Mediterranean and DASH diets for an eating guide that will promote heart health. MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, and DASH stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.

The Mind Diet and Alzhiemer’s Disease Prevention  

Recently the MIND diet was found in clinical studies to promote brain health.  The study, performed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, revealed that the MIND diet may reduce risks of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53%.

The MIND diet is thought to be a simpler version of the Mediterranean diet because it is comprised of a list of “10 brain healthy food groups” and 5 “unhealthy food groups” to limit or avoid.  Read on to view the list of these healthy and unhealthy foods that comprise the MIND diet.

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Can Genetics Play a Role in Determining The Best Diet for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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There are many new diets these days, all claiming to be the best for brain health.  Improving cognitive skills seems to have gone mainstream and with all this attention on brain health, more and more brain healthy diets keep popping up. But which diet is healthiest for Alzheimer’s disease prevention?

According to Dr. Angela Hanson, Geriatric specialist at the UW Memory and Brian Wellness Center, the very best diet we have scientific evidence for right now is the Mediterranean Diet. 

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Can Green Tea Really Help to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Green tea has long been recognized for its many healthy properties, but there is growing scientific research pointing to the fact that green tea may offer health benefits beyond what was originally attributed to this nutritious beverage.  Healthy components of green tea have been scientifically found to offer countless health benefits, from providing a strong defense against free radicals to lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, but can green tea really help with Alzheimer’s disease?

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High Blood Pressure May be Linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Posted by on Sunday, September 20th, 2015

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Experts have known for some time that in general, what’s good for the heart is good for the brain.  It’s true that there is a connection between cardiovascular (heart) health and brain health, but new studies support evidence that there is a stong link between hypertension (high blood pressure) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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New Study Finds Link between Increased Alzheimer’s Disease Risks and Allergy and Sleep Drugs

Posted by on Sunday, June 14th, 2015

We already know that it’s important to get plenty of sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention.  Many folks have a challenge with getting their 8 hours every night and over the counter sleeping aids are a common solution.  But did you know that many common sleep aids and allergy medications have been linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease in recent studies?

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NBC News: Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic Interview with Dr. Richard Isaacson

Posted by on Friday, December 12th, 2014

 

Next week, NBC Nightly News will air an interview about the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic with Dr. Richard Isaacson by Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic in the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, was the first program in the world to offer clinical care to help people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) reduce their risk.

 

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 There have been significant advances in the field of AD prevention, so much so that even a new scientific journal called the Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease began publication in 2014. For more information on the clinic, read the clinic brochure, or to schedule an appointment call 212-746-0226. The segment will highlight the story of Max Lugavere, a 30-something year old patient in the clinic, who’s Mom developed cognitive impairment in her 50s.  The story reviews the power of music and other lifestyle choices, especially an Alzheimer’s diet choices that can benefit brain health.