- Alzheimer’s Association 800.272.3900 24/7
- NIH Clinical Trials
- Good overview videos
What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova
Gary Small MD/Successful Aging https://www.ted.com/talks/gary_small_the_formula_for_successful_aging?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
- More in-depth clinical information
Dale Bredesen, MD A Precision Approach to End ALZ
- Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease – Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Jun
- Reversal of Cognitive Decline: 100 Patients-Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinsonism 2018
- Practical information about dementia care (Teepa Snow)
- Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission
- More Basic Information
10. Blue Zones bluezones.com
- Recent Article: Do we have to age?
12. Improve brain health with the MIND diet
- Diet: Ketoflex 12/3
14. George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine www.gwcim.com
15. Brain Growth Exercises
Elevate – Brain Training Games (phone app)
https://www.dakim.com/ Online and best used on a touch screen/iPad/Tablet
https://enrichvisits.com/ Workbooks for purchase
www.luminosity.com Online, phone, tablet
https://www.goodwinhouse.org/stronger-memory/ Down loadable, free, worksheets
- Help for Families
Aging Life Care™ Association www.aginglifecare.org
National Alliance on Caregiving www.caregiving.org/
Dementia Action Alliance www.daanow.org
Other recent news…
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s
New research at AAIC 2020 suggests that flu and pneumonia vaccination are associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s. Two studies of older adults found that those who received either a flu or pneumonia vaccination were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Those who received the flu vaccine more regularly had an even lower risk. For pneumonia vaccination, the largest risk reduction was observed in people who do not carry one of the known genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s — a variant of the TOMM40 gene.
- Blood tests that measure abnormal versions of the tau protein may — if verified through further research — diagnose Alzheimer’s dementia without additional confirmation; that is, not requiring autopsy examination, or both an amyloid and tau positron emission tomography (PET) scan.
- Heart health risk factors — such as high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight — as early as adolescence can influence late-life memory and cognition, especially in African Americans.
- Higher quality early-life education is associated with better language and memory performance and lower risk of late-life dementia. This association can differ between men and women and between Black and white individuals.