When Sandy Bem found out she had Alzheimer’s, she resolved that before the disease stole her mind, she would kill herself. The question was, when?
Cognitive changes make it more difficult to meet life’s demands, but while there’s no going back, there are ways of fighting a decline.
Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research.The discovery will allow scientists to quickly, cheaply and easily test drugs that might stop the process in the first place.
Even loose adherence to the newly created ‘MIND’ plan has a noticeable preventive effect
The researchers found that African Americans may be even more affected because they experienced far more stressful events than white people during their lifetimes.
Some people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease showed improved physical abilities and slowed memory loss from a walking program.
Regular, brisk walks improved thinking skills in older people with a common form of age-related memory loss.
The theory of a more holistic approach is that the brain thrives on continuous stimulation, which can include exercising, laughing and socializing.