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Sharing the latest news on Alzheimer's & memory loss. Visit www.TheADplan.com or www.TheAlzheimersDiet.com for more information

Use it or lose it! Evidence to support brain & body exercise to fight memory loss

Use it or lose it! Read the interview with Dr. Isaacson on WebMD on new research showing that staying physically and mentally active can help fight memory loss. It is essential to take a comprehensive approach for preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, and this can include dietary changes, physical exercise, mental exercise, [...]

Alzheimers Diet Brain Healthy Alternatives

Wow! We we have now received over 700 responses to our recent post on Facebook, asking our experts to help suggest Brain-Healthier alternatives for their meals. Here are two Brain-Healthy meal suggestions, based on the new book, The Alzheimer’s Diet, by Drs. Isaacson and Ochner. If you would like our Experts to suggest Brain-Healthier alternatives for your [...]

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Conference & Book Signing at the Book Revue: Dr. Isaacson and Dr. Ochner

Join Us in Huntington, NY for two special events on Tuesday, February 12, 2013! Live Lecture: Dr. Isaacson will be speaking at the 25th Annual Coping and Caring Conference, sponsored by the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. Anyone can register by calling (516) 767-6856, or for more information, Visit www.liaf.org. He will review the latest research [...]

Join Leeza Gibbons and Dr. Isaacson this Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm EST for free, live webcast Q & A

Save the Date! This Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm EST, join Emmy-winning TV personality and Alzheimer’s caregiving advocate Leeza Gibbons and Harvard-trained Neurologist and Author of the new book The Alzheimer’s Diet and Alzheimer’s Treatment Alzhiemer’s Prevention: A Patient & Family Guide, 2012, Dr. Richard Isaacson, for a free, live webcast Q & A. During [...]

CTAD 2012: Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease Research Highlights Focus on Alzheimer’s Diet

Last week, the international Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s disease conference (CTAD) 2012 was held. It was a very exciting conference, including updates on the importance of dietary changes in the fight against AD, the two vaccine studies (Bapineuzumab & Solanezumab), as well as more data on the reasons why certain people will be more or less likely [...]

Alzheimer’s Gifts: Holiday Gift Ideas for Memory Loss

Looking for gifts for a loved one with memory loss or Alzheimer’s, or their caregivers or family members? Visit: www.TheADplan.com/alzheimersgifts for several great gift ideas, including books, activities & non-drug therapies (most under $20). There are quick links to a variety of tools to help fight AD, as well as meaningful activities for patients with [...]

Solanezumab Effective in Mild Alzheimers Disease: Interview with Dr. Isaacson

Results released this week on the experimental Alzheimer’s drug Solanezumab were met with both excitement and skepticism by experts in the AD community. Read the excerpt below from an interview with AD specialist Dr. Richard Isaacson, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Author of Alzheimer’s Treatment [...]

The Alzheimer’s Diet: New Book by Harvard-trained Neurologist & Nutrition Expert, Teaming Up To Fight Alzheimer’s & Prevent Memory Loss

AVAILABLE 11/1/2012! Harvard-trained Neurologist Dr. Isaacson & Nutrition Expert Dr. Ochner Team Up to Fight Alzheimer’s disease & Prevent Memory Loss, Limited Realease (1000 copies) – The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Treatment and Prevention. Visit www.TheAlzheimersDiet.com to Learn More.   For more information of the treatment and prevention of AD, read “Alzheimer’s Treatment Alzheimer’s [...]

Axona for Alzheimer’s disease

Recently, the first medical food for Alzheimer’s disease was released called Axona. This food is supplied as a powder that is mixed with a liquid and consumed after a big meal (breakfast or lunch) once each day. To read more about the differences between medical foods, drugs (or medications), and supplements for AD, read Alzheimer’s [...]

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 [...]

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About

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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