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Sundowning: What Is It And How Do You Prevent It?

Posted by on Friday, December 21st, 2012

December 21, 2012 and the end of the Mayan Calendar has been discussed at length over the past several years, with many people believing that doom and gloom are going to descend upon us that day. But, each year when December 21st rolls around, we always think of the winter solstice and try to focus on something positive – the days are going to start getting longer.

Reduce Symptoms of Sundowning Through Diet and Daily Habits

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An Alzheimer’s Gift Guide for Last Minute Shoppers

Posted by on Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Gift giving can be a challenge for Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones alike. Loved ones want to be sure to give gifts that are appropriate and useful for those suffering from dementia, so we’ve put together a list to help last minute shoppers find gifts for friends or relatives with Alzheimer’s.

 

Gifts For Alzheimer's

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How to Prevent Chronic Disease Through Diet – Part 2

Posted by on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Today is the second part of our series on conditions common to some of the most deadly diseases. Yesterday, we discussed chronic inflammation, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar and how those conditions relate to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Today we’ll turn our attention to high blood sugar and high triglycerides and how to keep all of these conditions in check through diet.

Prevent Alzheimer's and Other Diseases by Managing Blood Sugar

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How To Prevent Chronic Disease Through Diet – Part 1

Posted by on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Alzheimer’s disease has been associated with a variety of other diseases, many of which are attributable to poor diet.  Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. in a list among such diseases as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes – all illnesses that can be controlled or avoided through a healthy diet.

Preventing Heart Disease and Alzheimer's Through Diet

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Top 8 Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs in 2012

Posted by on Monday, December 17th, 2012

2012 has been an exciting year for Alzheimer’s research. A number of studies were published that produced both positive and negative results, but with each study conducted, we come closer to unlocking the secrets of Alzheimer’s disease.  We have compiled a list of the top 8 breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research this year.

2012 Top Alzheimer's Stories

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5 Ways to Support Alzheimer’s Sufferers During the Holidays

Posted by on Friday, December 14th, 2012

The holiday season can be a stressful time for us all, but if you’re suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the anxiety brought about by the season can be downright debilitating. Fortunately, there many ways to help Alzheimer’s patients feel more at ease during this busy season.

Protect Alzheimer's from Stress During the Holidays

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The Surprising Ways Vitamin D Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

We’ve discussed how consuming more B vitamins can help slow cognitive decline and may prevent Alzheimer’s, but vitamin D also shows promise in helping to reduce the amyloid plaques associated with the disease. A study reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s earlier this year explained how vitamin D may play a key role in Alzheimer’s prevention.

 

Maintain Healthy Levels of Vitamin D to Prevent Alzheimer's

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Brain-Healthy Alternatives for the Holidays

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The holiday season is now in full swing. Gatherings with friends and family at this time of year often involve foods and habits that that aren’t so healthy. It can be a challenge to stay on track with brain-healthy lifestyle choices like  getting a healthy amount of sleep or eating better.  We have some ideas for helping you stay on track with your brain-healthy diet, while still enjoying the flavors you love.

 

Prevent Alzheimer's by Preparing Healthier Traditional Holiday Foods

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How to Teach Children Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

We’ve said before that it’s never too early to start thinking about Alzheimer’s prevention, but at what age should we really start thinking about it? As crazy as it may sound, we think we should start with teaching our children proper nutrition for Alzheimer’s prevention.

Help Healthy Eating Habits to Children to Help Avoid Alzheimer's

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Five Ways to Adopt the Mediterranean Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Monday, December 10th, 2012

A Mediterranean-style diet has been recommended as a reliable way to harness the power of nutrition to prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and now Alzheimer’s disease as well. Unfortunately, there are a variety of businesses designed to scam consumers, and diets are no exception. However, you don’t need to worry about that when adopting a Mediterranean-style. The Mediterranean diet isn’t a diet program, it’s just a way of eating comprised of  key features that help classify it as such. Many of these features are recommended to those seeking to prevent Alzheimer’s and even treat Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Mediterranean Diet for Alzheimer's Prevention

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