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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Let’s Look Elsewhere in Alzheimer’s Research

Let’s Look Elsewhere in Alzheimer’s Research

As is so often the case in modern medicine, so much of research science tends to focus on single causes as it relates to various disease states. Clearly, if a single cause can be validated it opens the door...
Even Minimal Exercise Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

Even Minimal Exercise Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

Sadly, despite incredible advances in our ability to treat so many challenging health threats, we are virtually empty handed as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease. So, it really makes sense to do everything ...
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. But, this isn’t exactly what the science reveals. While Alzheimer’s treatment is in the news sp...
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. We’ve known...
Keys to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai

Keys to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai

While we accept the notion of the important influences of lifestyle choices as they relate, for example, to the heart, the immune system, lung function, longevity, and even cancer risk, the notion that what ...
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...
Choosing Your Cognitive Destiny

Choosing Your Cognitive Destiny

In 1998, Dr. Peter Eriksson published a groundbreaking report in the journal Nature Medicine in which he described, for the first time, that the process of growing new brain cells, neurogenesis, occurs in hu...
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...