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World Alzheimer’s Day 2013: Appreciation & 7 Tips for Caregivers

Posted by on Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Today, September 21, 2013 is World Alzheimer’s Day. If you are a family member of a loved one with Alzheimer’s you may already know far too well how offering help with AD can change the role for each member of the family.  We admire and appreciate all of the dedication, devotion and love that primary caregivers and family members yield when it comes to meeting the demands for care of those with AD.  Caregivers may ask themselves; is there a better way to cope? Here are several tips and helpful links for education and support:

Although there have been tremendous strides in 2013 (and 2014 to come) in medical research in regard to research of potential therapies, including lifestyle and diet changes for Alzheimer’s,  there is still no known cure for the disease. There is, however, a tremendous amount of recent evidence that has shown that specific lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of AD, protect and even improve memory function. For more specific tips on the caregiving aspect of the disease, read below. 

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Lifestyle Changes can Mean Life or Death When it Comes to Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Alzheimer’s disease is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. The disease affects more than 5 million people, and that number continues to grow.  Not only is Alzheimer’s a debilitating disease, it is also fatal.  As discussed in the new Alzheimer’s diet book, what can you do today to avoid becoming part of the growing statistics and join the fight in Alzheimer’s prevention? 

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How Diet and Exercise Work Together to Help with Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Alzheimer’s remains one of the most dreaded diseases in America, and for good reason.  Not only is this disorder debilitating and fatal, but in recent years it is really on the rise.  So what can you do, if anything, to prevent Alzheimer’s devastating effects your life and those around you as you age?  Well it turns out there are some things you can do that may just help with Alzheimer’s prevention that could make the Golden Years a little more golden!

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Can Low Cholesterol Levels can Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay?

Posted by on Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Before you sink your teeth into that calorie and cholesterol laden dinner, you might want to think twice about eating fatty or fried foods high in saturated fat, particularly if you are concerned about Alzheimer’s nutrition. Just what is the link between high cholesterol levels and Alzheimer’s disease, and how can the Alzheimer’s diet help? 

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The Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Alzheimer’s Prevention-Is Diet Alone Enough?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Everyone knows that exercise is good for us, but if you are trying to change your eating habits to comply with the Alzheimer’s diet, you may be interested in learning just what new research is finding out about the power of combining exercise with a healthy diet for Alzheimer’s prevention.

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Visceral Fat May Work Against the Alzheimer’s Diet

Posted by on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

As if we don’t have enough reasons to work off those extra pounds, new research reveals that excess weight, particularly the type of fat stored deep in the abdomen, (called visceral fat) can cause chronic inflammation in the body.   So what does this have to do with Alzheimer’s prevention and are there any types of foods we should be eating to help promote weight loss and maintain a healthy Alzheimer’s diet?

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Battling Alzheimer’s at the Gym and the Dinner Table: Why Prevention Requires Both

Posted by on Thursday, January 24th, 2013

As Alzheimer’s continues to wreak havoc with the senior population, researchers are scrambling to find the perfect recipe for treating the disease. Right now scientific evidence is not pointing toward a magic pill as a cure for Alzheimer’s, but a combination of methodologies to tackle the disease from different angles. But what are these multi-faceted Alzheimer’s prevention recommendations?

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UCLA Study Indicates Meditation May be the Answer in Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

You have more than likely heard that meditation can be a key factor in reducing the stress of daily life, and for many of those with Alzheimer’s stress reduction is part of the primary treatment regime. But just what is the correlation between stress and Alzheimer’s disease?

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Assisting with Alzheimer’s: Essential Tips For Making Meal Time Simpler

Posted by on Monday, January 21st, 2013

Family members of those with Alzheimer’s disease know that eating issues are prevalent among those suffering from the disease as well as for family and caretakers. For a variety of reasons people who have this disorder and the people caring for them find meal times to be challenging, particularly as the disease progresses. With research stacking up to reveal that healthy foods help to nourish the brain in Alzheimer’s, is there anything that can be done about improving Alzheimer’s nutrition?

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Surprising Fun Workouts That Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Friday, December 28th, 2012

Exercise is a key component to staying fit and supporting nutrition for Alzheimer’s prevention. We’ve discussed the importance of exercise and how easy it is to get started, particularly when adopting a walking routine. While walking is a simple way to exercise while avoiding injury, we wanted to highlight some other forms of exercise that are appropriate for nearly any age and pose a low risk for injury.

Alzheimer's Nutrition Through Exercise and Fitness

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