Yesterday, a 77-year-old gentleman under my care complained of increasing memory decline. When I tested him, he was only able to recall 2 words out of 10 on his objective memory assessment. He felt like he “failed” the test. After our first Brain Boot Camp session, he recalled 20 out of 20 words!!! As you can imagine, he felt pretty encouraged. I was thrilled!
Take care of your brain now. The brain shrinks a decade BEFORE signs of Alzheimer’s disease appears. The earliest stages of Alzheimer’s may begin as many as 20 YEARS BEFORE the disease is severe enough to be diagnosed. It’s much easier to protect healthy brain cells than it is to try to revive dead ones.
Researchers are optimistic that they found a new way to predict Alzheimer’s disease, but learn how to PROTECT your brain from Alzheimer’s with Brain Boot Camp.
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If you think getting Alzheimer’s disease is a just a consequence of bad genes or bad luck, think again. Researchers suggest you could have some control over your getting the disease.
A UC Davis study revealed that healthy cholesterol levels not only keep your heart healthy, but your brain too. It is the first study to specifically link cholesterol to amyloid plaques in the brain of living human participants. Deposits of amyloid plaque (detected by a brain scan) are indicative of Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study revealed that high cholesterol and high blood pressure are not only risk factors for heart disease, but for early memory loss as well. Cardiovascular risk and cognitive function were tested in nearly 5,000 men and women over age 55.
The researchers studied participants for 10 years and found those with a ten percent higher risk of cardiovascular problems also scored poorly on cognitive tests. The tests measured reasoning, memory, fluency, and vocabulary and the results were then compared to their Framingham risk score. Continue reading “New Risk Factors for Memory Loss”→