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Ask the Expert - Sleep Disturbances

Dear Dr. Yaffe,

Lately, I’ve had trouble getting to sleep at night. I just turned 50 and wonder if it’s related to that. Any tips for how a former good sleeper can get some shut eye?  

Sincerely,

Trevor

Better Brain Health: Make it More than a Dream with Sleep

Getting more sleep is a New Year’s resolution that may not have made it to your list. But, that’s just what a team of scientists and doctors is recommending to help keep our brains healthy as we age. And if sleep doesn’t come easy to you, don’t lose sleep over it … this Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin has helpful tips on how to fall asleep and stay asleep for better brain health. 

Exercise: It Improves Your Memory!

Are you deep into December’s festivities and looking for time to workout? You know that exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, but now you have another reason to take a power walk or bike ride. A team of scientists recently announced that there is a definite link between brain health and physical activity. This issue of Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin highlights how to put the mind-body connection to work in your life. 

Ask the Expert - Getting through the Holidays

Dear Dr. Kramer,

I try to stay fit to help both my body and brain, but December is always a challenge. Do you have any tips to help me through this busy month?  
 

 

Genetic Risk Score Could Change Race to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease itself may be a marathon, but researchers are sprinting to find ways to better predict and prevent the disease. This issue of Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin looks at the possibility of a genetic risk score to detect Alzheimer’s disease, even in healthy young adults. 

Ask the Expert - 'Youngish' People like Me

Dear Dr. Mormino,

I’ve read that Alzheimer’s disease begins decades before it can be detected in people. Are researchers looking for ways to predict Alzheimer’s before then, maybe even in youngish people, like me? 

Sincerely,
Linda

 

Ask the Expert - The Problem with Puzzles

Dear Dr. Blacker,

I understand that memory games and crossword puzzles are supposed to be good for your brain health. But the problem is, I don’t enjoy them. What else can I do to engage my brain now that I’m nearing retirement and how much is needed to benefit my brain? 

 

Engage Your Brain - Help Prevent Dementia – Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin

Are you more likely to you pick up the Sunday crossword puzzle, the television remote or a good book? It turns out any of these may have some preventive benefit when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This issue of Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin explores a new study of recent research on the benefits of engaging your brain. 

Enrollment Starts for Pioneering Alzheimer’s Prevention Study

Twenty years ago, President John F. Kennedy inspired scientists and engineers to safely send an American to the moon before the end of the decade. In the 1980s, Microsoft’s Bill Gates aimed for “a computer on every desk and in every home.” Today, Twitter wants to be the “pulse of the planet.” 

Called Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs), corporations and causes embrace them to motivate and focus their teams. With the launch of the Generation Study, the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) team has edged closer to reaching its BHAG: a world without Alzheimer’s.

This issue of Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin explores the pioneering prevention Generation Study and the BHAG that started it all.

Ask the Expert: Who Can Join?

Dear Dr. Tariot,

I’m a healthy 56-year-old who would love to join the Generation Study, but your website says the study is only open to people 60 to 75 years old. Could I still join? I have a strong family history of Alzheimer’s disease and would really like the chance to contribute.

Sincerely,

Diane