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Studies Show Diet Changes May Help Stave off Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

There are many lifestyle changes that have been shown in recent studies to stave off symptoms Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in those in the early stages of the disease. These changes include, daily physical and mental exercises, a healthy diet, and engaging in an active social life,  When it comes to a healthy Alzheimer’s prevention diet, many foods have [...]

Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer’s Disease-Is it MCI or Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders, and for good reason.  Criteria for diagnosing mild Alzheimer’s continues to change, and there are many conflicting views on diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease In order to fully understand Alzheimer’s disease, comprehending some of the applicable medical terms is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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).  [...]

Sugar can harm the memory

More negative evidence on high-fructose corn syrup and positive evidence on DHA fish oil A study from UCLA published today in the Journal of Physiology showed that eating too much concentrated sugar (high-fructose corn syrup) interferes with memory function and learning in mice. It showed that a high-fructose diet harmed the brain as well as [...]

Grape News! Concord Grape Juice found to help memory loss

Grape News! A new study has found that concord grape juice can help memory function in patients with mild cognitive impairment (memory loss due to “pre” Alzheimer’s disease). Like the recent study on blueberries and strawberries (read below), polyphenol compounds found in berry fruits (especially flavonoids) have again been found to improve thinking skills and brain function. This was [...]

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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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