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Why is the “Alzheimer’s Gene” So Common?

Why is the “Alzheimer’s Gene” So Common?

Now that so many people are having their genomes sequenced, the role of the APOE-4 allele in terms of its association with a dramatic increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is getting a lot of attentio…
Is Alzheimer’s Disease “Old-Timer’s” Disease?

Is Alzheimer’s Disease “Old-Timer’s” Disease?

It’s generally assumed that we should expect that our cognitive function is going to decline as we age.
Does Diet Really Affect the Brain?

Does Diet Really Affect the Brain?

Over the years we’ve heard so much information about how diet affects things like heart attack risk, bone density, diabetes and blood sugar control, as well as, more recently, the brain.
Sleep – A Valuable Tool for Dementia Prevention

Sleep – A Valuable Tool for Dementia Prevention

There is so much we can do from a lifestyle perspective to help safeguard our brains against declining function. And certainly getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important choices a person can m…
Ketogenic Diet Proves Effective in Alzheimer’s Disease

Ketogenic Diet Proves Effective in Alzheimer’s Disease

Over the past several years a mechanistic concept has arisen that seeks to explain the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. This has been called the bioenergetic theory. Basically, it describes a situation i…
Helping Protect Our Children’s Brain Function for Their Later Years

Helping Protect Our Children’s Brain Function for Their Later Years

There are a number of factors that are clearly associated with risk of dementia, and specifically Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia. For example, there’s a dramatic increase in risk of developing Alzheime…
Sleep Duration and Cognitive Decline

Sleep Duration and Cognitive Decline

By the Dr. Perlmutter Team When asked what supplements I recommend for optimal health, I occasionally reply, “sleep.” Sleep is powerful on so many levels in terms of health outcomes. We know that sleep durat…
Alzheimer’s Prevention Strategies Validated

Alzheimer’s Prevention Strategies Validated

Over the past decade we have been vigorously promoting the concept of Alzheimer’s prevention. Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, not just for the patient, but for families and loved ones as well. And let me…
You Can Choose to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk!

You Can Choose to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk!

A central theme of our outreach messaging over the past decade centers on the role of our everyday lifestyle decisions in influencing the health destiny of our brains. As many of you know, we recently produc…
Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

The number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease has continued to grow at a dramatic rate. Currently, it is estimated that some 5.8 million Americans (of all ages) have Alzheimer’s disease. By and …