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Cocoa powder for Alzheimer’s: Antioxidants (flavinoids) from dark chocolate improves memory, insulin resistance and blood pressure

An exciting new study released today showed that patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) who had regular intake of the strong antioxidants found in chocolate (from dark cocoa powder) had improvement in memory function, as well as blood pressure and insuling resistance! Dr. Isaacson comments “This therapy deserves consideration for patients with both MCI and Alzheimer’s [...]

Non-drug Alzheimer’s Treatments: Music and Light Therapy for Memory loss and Sleep

New research supports the use of Music and Light Therapy in the management of Alzheimer’s disease Music: El Haj and colleagues studied how listening to music could stimulate memory in Alzheimer’s patients, as well as young and normal adults without memory loss. Participants were asked to remember autobiographical events after being exposed to their own chosen music, and [...]

Alzheimer’s Risk: If I have a family history, will I get Alzheimer’s disease?

One of the most common questions that we get asked about AD is “If I have a family history, am I more likely to develop Alzheimer’s?” Before we answer this, let us clarify a few things. In general, Alzheimer’s is a very common condition regardless of whether a person has a family member with the disease. [...]


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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