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Resources to Learn More About Alzheimer’s/Dementia Research, Prevention, Treatment

  1. Alzheimer’s Association 800.272.3900  24/7

www.alz.org  https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf

  1. NIH Clinical Trials

https://www.alzheimers.gov/clinical-trials

  1. Good overview videos

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twG4mr6Jov0

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

  1. More in-depth clinical information

Dale Bredesen, MD A Precision Approach to End ALZ

https://www.ted.com/talks/dale_bredesen_a_precision_approach_to_end_alzheimer_s_disease

  1. Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease – Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Jun

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4931830/

  1. Reversal of Cognitive Decline: 100 Patients-Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinsonism 2018

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/reversal-of-cognitive-decline-100-patients-2161-0460-1000450.pdf

  1. Practical information about dementia care (Teepa Snow)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t–mkzfHuIE

  1. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7392084/

  1. More Basic Information

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-dementia-symptoms-types-and-diagnosis

 10. Blue Zones bluezones.com

  1. Recent Article: Do we have to age?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/03/observer-magazine-do-we-have-to-age-biologist-andrew-steele

 12. Improve brain health with the MIND diet

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/improve-brain-health-with-the-mind-diet/art-20454746

  1. Diet: Ketoflex 12/3

https://www.apollohealthco.com/ketoflex-12-3/Keto

14. George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine  www.gwcim.com

202-833-5055

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

  1. 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.