Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

U.K. Man Checks Items Off Wife’s Bucket List to Raise Awareness for Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Steve Boryszczuk honors his wife's memory by traveling the world, as they had planned to before she died

Steve Boryszczuk has spent the past few years raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and simultaneously honoring his wife, who passed away from the disease when she was just 43. He’s done this by checking items off of her personal … Continue reading

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Transforming Living While Dying with Dementia

A true story of letting go of the old and embracing the new

Dying has a way of transforming living, sometimes in powerful ways. I usually consider dying with dementia a double whammy – first the existential death of the person you once knew, and finally the physical death. Letting go and accepting a … Continue reading

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s

New study reports that extra-virgin olive oil could protect against cognitive decline

Extra-virgin olive oil may protect against cognitive decline, according to a new study recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University, concludes that extra-virgin olive oil contributed to the preservation of … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Other Substances Found to Increase Enzyme That May Combat Dementia

Twenty-four compounds were shown to increase the NMNAT2 enzyme in mice brains

A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports found that 24 compounds, including caffeine, could increase production of an enzyme in the brain that’s been shown to combat dementia. The enzyme, NMNAT2, was discovered last year by a team … Continue reading

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Research Panel Suggests Physical Activity Can Help Prevent and Manage Alzheimer’s Disease

An extensive review of numerous studies led to their conclusion

A panel of researchers and non-government organizational leaders has determined that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Being physically active can also help manage symptoms of the disease, according to researchers. The study, published by … Continue reading

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A New Odor Test Could Detect the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers are using a sniff test to identify the disease

What if you could detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s using only your nose? A group of researchers is developing a new odor test that they think could help doctors identify patients who have the disease. In two recent studies, researchers discovered … Continue reading

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