Every 69 Seconds: Alzheimer’s Disease

Women are more likely than Men are to develop the disease, in part because they live longer. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first described in 1906 by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer.

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Every 69 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease, and by mid-century someone will develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit alz.org.


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Power Food: Alzheimer’s Diet

Researchers found that foods rich in vitamin E were associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Those foods include oil-based salad dressings, fortified cereals, green leafy vegetables, cantaloupe, seeds and nuts.

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Walnuts, Coffee, Blueberries, Coconut Oil, Salmon, Elderberries, Pecans, Beets, Vegetable Juice, Omega 3, Peanut Butter, Whole  Grain, Cumin, Turmeric, Avocados, Rhubarb, Sardanes, Chocolate, Water, Almonds, Oats, Red Wine, Tea, Grapes, Apples, Tuna, Bok Choy, Cashews, Tomatoes, Brussels Sprouts

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One recent line of research suggests that frequent stress may even boost the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study headed by scientists at the University of California at San Diego showed that repeated stress triggered brain changes in mice that were similar to the abnormal clumps of protein seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The changes were most pronounced in the hippocampus. In humans, this part of the brain plays a key role in memory and is hard hit by Alzheimer’s disease. For people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias music, especially familiar songs, unlocks memories; participation in music improves communication, overcomes withdrawal.  For people with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, moving to music helps improve, balance and range of motion.