Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of people with early memory decline. Ss received the equivalent of 2 1/4 cups of grapes a day. Grapes help reduce oxidation and inflammation to produce a healthy brain flow. Results of the […]
We’ve entered an era of new, sensitive and efficient low-cost biomarkers for early diagnosis of AD. These include three different kinds of blood tests. Ask your doctor about: a new biochip test that allows for multiple tests to be run on one blood sample, with results in 3 hours; a different blood test that diagnosed Mild Cognitive […]
January 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Talk for Senior Roundtable on Alzheimer’s Prevention and Caregiving at Sunny View Retirement Community, 22445 Cupertino Rd., Cupertino, CA
New research helps paint a picture of the memory circuits in the brain that begin to change with age — in both males and females — and underscores the importance of steroid hormones, especially estradiol for women, in maintaining memory function. Women have a two-fold higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than men, yet strikingly little is […]
Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, a leading Alzheimer’s researcher at Harvard, has stated (AARP Bulletin, 10/2016) that although many genes cause the plaques and the tau tangles, those two factors combined do not lead to Alzheimer’s disease UNLESS there is also resulting “inflammation” from the two that “sets the brain on fire.” Dr. Tanzi stated that autopsies of individuals who […]
The most recent Alzheimer’s research has been focused on the role of inflammation, already known to be a primary cause of several other diseases. The amyloid plaques and tau tangles of Alzheimer’s disease cause inflammation in the brain; the inflammation then damages the brain’s microglia (immune) cells whose role is to remove the dangerous protein clumps. […]
No Me Iré Dócilemente, the Spanish title of Not Going Gently, became available to buy on Amazon.com on October 14, 2016. The Kindle version will be available soon. Many thanks to Ingrid Acosta G., the wonderful translator in Bogota, Colombia,.
September 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Speaking on Dr. Tom Wu’s Different Approach in Natural Healing: Conquer Cancer and Other Diseases with Simple Foods. Place: Saint Denis church, 2250 Avy Avenue, Menlo Park, CA. For more information, please phone 650-854-5976. September 28, 2016, 12:00 p.m. Speaking on Dr. Tom Wu’s book at Rotary Club meeting, Allied […]
A Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) developed at Univ. of Pennsylvania scientists is a practical, lo-cost alternative for detecting Alzheimer’s disease, better than measuring the thickness of entorhinal cortex. July 26, 2016 Lower weight in late-life is linked to greater Alzheimer’s disease risk, Massachusetts General Hospital has reported. Low Body Mass Index is associated with increased […]
Cognitive activity in late life is associated with better brain cognition. Interacting with stimuli, especially the novel mental activity of challenging and engaging tasks, increases noradrenaline and cortical volume. Reported at Hillblom Cognitive Aging Symposium, June 9, 2016.