Alzheimer’s Disease

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's: Lisa Genova

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere

Women and Alzheimer's Disease

Did You Know that two out of every three people with Alzheimer’s disease are women? In the past, it’s thought that more women develop Alzheimer’s since they live longer than men. However, women may be at more risk than men in the first place due to a variety of reasons, like genetics or hormones. Estrogen has been shown to reduce beta-amyloid which is the “bad protein” that collects in the

Alzheimer’s Disease-Rand T. Akasheh (PhD Candidate)

Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathophysiology and Nutritional Implications Rand T. Akasheh Ancestral Health Society – Ancestral Health Symposium University of Illinois at Chicago Alzheimer disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of cerebral cortex. Its principal clinical manifestation is dementia and progressive loss of cognitive function, especially memory and learning. AD is the most common form of dementia in the elderly; AD affects approximately 5 million people in the US. The prevalence is