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7. Living Brain-Healthy

The Benefits of Activity
We’ve seen how smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline. But the truth is that the most important lifestyle changes you make for your brain happen between meals: To maximize your chances of maintaining peak brain power as you age, increase your level

5. Nutrients in Supplement Form

Multivitamins and Your Brain
For many Americans, taking a multivitamin as “insurance” against nutritional shortfalls is a daily habit. Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take these regularly. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements

Newsbriefs: Alzheimer’s News and Notes

Another Eye-Scanning Test for AD.
Study results of an eye scanning system (fluorescent ligand eye scanning, or FLES) that detects beta-amyloid deposits on the lens of the eye, conducted by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix, also were reported at the AAIC. While small—the study comprised only 20 people with probable AD

7. On the Horizon

If, by 2025, researchers can develop a treatment that delays symptoms by five years, nearly 6 million people could be spared from this disease by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and so far disappointing. Between

5. Detecting Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s research has made great strides in recent years. Scientists have found new ways to diagnose the disease while it’s still in its early stages. Blood tests and brain scans may be able to spot the presence of beta-amyloid and other Alzheimer’s markers before symptoms appear. And although no definitive

11. The Future of Alzheimer’s Research

Over the past several years, many promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease have emerged from research laboratories and raised hope initially, only to be found lacking when subjected to more rigorous study. But trial and error is the nature of medical advancement. Through this process, researchers believe they are getting

Newsbriefs: Depression; AD; Stroke

Fever: New Rx For Depression?
A small study suggests that temporarily boosting the body temperature of people with depression may help ease their mood symptoms for up to six weeks. Researchers treated a small number of participants with moderate-to-severe depression using a tent-like heating device that covered the whole body to

Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer’s Studies; Heart-Healthy Diet; Meditation

Q. I’ve been told there are studies at medical institutions for Alzheimer’s disease and possible prevention/treatment. How can I find out more about these studies?

A. There are ongoing clinical trials of drugs that are developed to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease that need to be tested on both afflicted adults and

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