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"With the recent tragic loss of Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at just 64 years old, after a five-year battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, the spotlight was shone upon the disease and its debilitating effects on the body.While there is no way yet to prevent Alzheimer's, there is a growing body of research demonstrating that lifestyle factors can help us maintain our brain health as we age.“Diet and exercise play an important role in reducing risk for cognitive decline and possibly dementia,” said CEO and President of the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter Katherine Lambert. “Staying active and socially engaged can contribute to overall brain health – and playing a round of golf with your friends is a wonderful way to do both.”From the Alzheimer's Association perspective, they encourage people that are living with the disease to engage in any activity that stimulates physical and brain", www.blueridgenow.com
"New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the disease, the choice of drug treatment and the inclusion of patients in clinical trials.", www.sciencedaily.com
"Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may be the most heart-breaking of all ailments. Losing physical functions is hard, but losing your ability to focus and remember is a kind of living death. As the population ages and life expectancy is extended, Alzheimer’s and dementia become ever more common. Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it’s a factor in many more. One in three seniors has dementia at the time of death.", www.metrowestdailynews.com
"Using a novel, newly developed mouse model that mimics the development of Alzheimer's disease in humans, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have been able to determine that a one-two punch of major biological 'insults' must occur in the brain to cause the dementia that is the hallmark of the disease.", www.eurekalert.org