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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 [...]

Fructose and Maltodextrin may not be a Sweet Deal for Alzheimer’s Prevention

 There has been quite a bit of recent controversy about which sweeteners are best for Alzheimer’s prevention.  Many new sweeteners (found in sports drinks and bars as well as many other foods) claim to offer healthy complex carbohydrate ingredients.  Two such  substances are “fructose” and “maltodextrin.”  If you read food labels there is no doubt you have [...]

The Best Gifts for Alzheimer’s Patients this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us again, and for those who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease on your holiday gift list, finding the perfect gift may come as a real challenge.  But buying gifts for Alzheimer’s patients doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are actually lots of great ideas for those with Alzheimer’s -many [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Gene Found May Reduce AD Risk & Lead to New Treatment

A exciting new article published in the journal Nature has found a new gene that is associated with a reduced risk of both Alzheimer’s disease as well as cognitive impairment due to age, and may also lead to new prevention drugs in the future. Read the interview with Dr. Isaacson on WebMD for more information, including [...]

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 [...]

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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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