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When is the best time to begin the battle to defeat dementia?

Stage-one of Alzheimer’s is the period before the individual shows problems with memory or mental acuity. The process is going on in your brain but neither you, nor anyone else, know it because it isn’t bad enough to show any symptoms. There is no cognitive mental decline because you have enough good neurons continuing to […]

What is going on in the brain 20-30 years before the first symptom of Alzheimer’s?

Defeating Dementia is the life story of a lady who progressed through all three stages of Alzheimer’s.  Mrs. Dell was her name.  As you read her progression, you will also read from a medical literature point, what was going on in her brain as the disease worsened. The question is: when did Mrs. Dell initially […]

Is the damage to the brain cells in someone with Alzheimer’s permanent?

To understand what happens to the neurons in the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s, let’s look at the neuron unit – the nerve cell itself. A battle is on-going. In different sections of the brain, clumps of neurons are slowly being destroyed. It’s the bad army versus the good. The bad is associated with Alzheimer’s […]

If Your Scales Could Speak, What Would They Tell You About Alzheimer’s?

The next time you look at those numbers on your scale, please take a moment to consider the many possible risks for developing Alzheimer’s they represent. A report in Vascular Health and Risk Management shows a two-fold increase of developing Alzheimer’s in late life if you are obese in midlife. Researchers also studied obesity in […]

How Important is Exercise in Avoiding Alzheimer’s?

Being physically inactive contributed to the largest proportion of Alzheimer’s disease in the USA. If you had to pick one of the three lifestyles that determined whether you were going to do all you can to defeat Alzheimer’s, it would be your commitment to exercise 30 minutes a day, five to six days a week. […]

How Bad is Saturated Fat for Alzheimer’s?

One of the most frequently mentioned statement in medical literature when discussing Alzheimer’s is: What is good for the heart is good for the brain. These articles center on the importance of the blood supply to the brain. The one most harmful food we eat as Americans that damages our arteries are the foods containing […]

How to Reduce The Odds of Developing Alzheimer’s?

Did You Know Medical Literature has Studies Showing Steps You Can Take to Reduce The Odds of Developing Alzheimer’s? The book, Defeating Dementia, is a review of the medical literature concerning steps that can be taken to reduce the odds of developing Alzheimer’s. It is medically related but is written in layman’s terms that is […]

Setting Goals to Defeat Dementia

Can Anything be Done to Decrease Your Chances of Developing Alzheimer’s? Can you do anything during the twenty-plus years of stage one Alzheimer’s to prevent from stealing your life? Is there anything you can be doing to significantly lower the chances of the disease progressing? An article in the medical journal Lancet stated that up […]

Learn The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s

Most people think Alzheimer’s is something that starts around the age 65 and progressively becomes worse as you age. Reports and studies now reveal that the initial cellular damage in the brain begins twenty to thirty years before the first symptoms start to show. Recent advances in brain-imaging technology give us new ways to see […]

If you tested positive for early signs of Alzheimer’s, would you change your lifestyles?

Beta-amyloid is one of the two factors that were seen the first time the condition of Alzheimer’s was diagnosed. That was back in 1906 when Alois Alzheimer identified the first Alzheimer’s patient. He had a patient who progressed from difficulty with memory to the point where the patient was completely dependent on others to take […]