Archives for Alzheimer’s disease

The Link Between Diet, Exercise and Alzheimer’s

A new study finds that lifestyle changes can improve cognition This article published in The Wall Street Journal is a very important and welcome sign that the discussion around Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as well as many other neurodegenerative disorders is shifting. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not inevitable, and we do not have to wait around helplessly for the development of medication. We can take action NOW. I would amplify the measures described in this excellent article by adding an assessment of hormones, and the elimination of inflammatory factors (e.g., infections, gastrointestinal disorders, mold exposures). I would lean
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WSJ: "With Every Alzheimer’s Diagnosis the Same Bleak Conversation" & Dr. Hedaya’s Rebuttal

Jeremy Abbate writes in The Wall Street Journal With Every Alzheimer’s Diagnosis the Same Bleak Conversation Aug. 25, 2017 6:44 p.m. ET On an overcast Tuesday morning last October in Northford, Conn., I sat in a second-row pew in a quiet church and watched my father tell a heartwarming story about his older sister, Martha. He recalled an incident from his childhood when, as he recovered from a bike accident that injured his jaw, Martha had baked him a chocolate cake and lovingly cut it into tiny pieces so he could eat it through his stitched mouth. My father told
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Alzheimer’s Disease Letter to the Editor Wall Street Journal

Time for a Better Approach To Alzheimer’s Treatments Alzheimer’s research has failed because of adherence to a flawed model. April 16, 2017 12:32 p.m. ET As a psychopharmacologist who has worked with chronic illnesses such as dementia, neurodegenerative disorders and psychiatric disorders for more than 35 years, I can categorically say that the reason Alzheimer’s research has failed is adherence to a flawed model. Contrary to George Vradenburg and Howard Fillit’s contention, we will not cure or treat Alzheimer’s with drugs (“The FDA Can Declare War on Alzheimer’s,” op-ed, April 5). We will succeed when we focus on prevention of
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Categories: Alzheimer's disease, Health Matters Blog, News, and Wall Street Journal.