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POINTing the Way to Alzheimer’s Prevention

A massive $20 million research trial is kicking off to determine whether early intervention can support brain health and prevent decline in memory and thinking ability. Can lifestyle intervention – exercise, diet, social interaction and “brain exercise” really prevent Alzheimer’s?

Ask the Expert: What Can I Do to Help Researchers find a Treatment for Alzheimer's?

This month's expert is Pierre N. Tariot, MD, director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

Dear Dr. Tariot - My father and mother-in-law both have Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve been reading that more and more companies are giving up on their research in this field. I don’t want to give up. What can I do to help?

Is it all doom and gloom in Alzheimer's Research?

If you follow the headlines in the news, you may think that researchers are destined to fail when it comes to finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the latest findings. 

Ask the Expert: Should I Start Drinking Wine?

This month’s expert is Jose Luchsinger, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center.

Dear Dr. Luchsinger,
I don’t drink wine, but I am hearing more and more that it’s good for you. Should I start drinking wine on a regular basis to improve my health? – Sophia

Healthy Diet...Healthy Brain

Is red wine good for you or bad for you? Should you eat grains or leave them off your plate? What about dairy – yes or no? When it comes to nutritional advice, it may seem like a constant exercise in “Eat This, Not That.” Increasingly, research is revealing that a healthy diet is crucial for optimal brain health.  But what is a “healthy diet”? 

Ask the Expert: Is Exercise Safe for My Husband?

This month’s expert is Dr. Alden Gross, PhD, MHS, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health.

Dear Dr. Gross,
My husband is not in great shape and I worry about the effect on his health. His mother has Alzheimer’s disease and his sister seems to be in the early stages of cognitive decline. Are there compelling reasons why it might be a good idea for him to start exercising?

Exercise may not be the silver bullet – but it’s still important

Exercise – or moving your body for those who don’t like the “e-word” – is good for us. Upon that fact, there’s widespread agreement. There also have been proven positive correlations between physical activity and cognitive health. So a natural question is, can you do an “exercise intervention” – starting exercise early in life in an effort to ensure cognitive health in your later years?

6 Factors That Can Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

There's still a lot we don't know about the causes of Alzheimer's, but there are some factors associated with an increased risk of getting the disease. For the most part, though, an increased risk doesn't mean a person will necessarily get the disease —just that the chances are higher.

Ask the Expert: Should I be concerned?

I’m not sure if my mother would be considered clinically depressed or not. She just seems like she doesn’t care about much and isn’t very engaged in her world. Could this be depression and, if so, should I be concerned that she could be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s?