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Does Stress Increase Alzheimer’s Risk?

A new study announced today supported by the Alzheimer’s Society in England will aim to assess the effect of stress and stressful life events on cognitive impairment (specifically, progressing from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease).  The study will take place at the University of Southampton and will enroll 140 patients. Significant research has shown [...]

Reducing Risk of Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease During Hospitalization

A study published this week by a research team at Harvard Medical School (Fong and colleagues) has identified a new risk factor for cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The study found that Alzheimer’s patients who are hospitalized and also suffer from a condition called “delerium” have much worse outcomes. What is delerium? This is [...]

Alzheimer’s Diet News: Omega-3s reduce beta-amyloid

A new study published in last weeks journal of Neurology (Gu and colleagues, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) showed that higher dietary intake of certain types of Omega-3 fatty acids, or polyunsaturated fats (called PUFA) was associated with lower plasma levels of the pathologic protein found in Alzheimer’s disease (called beta-amyloid protein 42).  [...]

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Harvard-trained Neurologist, Richard S. Isaacson, M.D. currently serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Vice Chair of Education, and Education Director of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and his medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. Prior to joining UM, he served as Associate Medical Director of the Wien Center for Alzheimers disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai.

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