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All About Alzheimer’s Disease [The Stack 025]

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Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease has plagued over 50 million people worldwide. This mysterious disease has left the medical field uncertain. 

But in this week’s edition of The Stack, we inspect some promising preventions for Alzheimer's and scientifically supported ways to start shielding your brain today.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund introduces S.H.I.E.L.D.

In the CureAlz Update Summer 2019 magazine, they introduced the new S.H.I.E.L.D. concept -- six steps you can take for better brain health. 

Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Leadership Group, says we know a solid amount about how to reduce inflammation and keep our brains healthy. 

He refers to six steps everyone should take to “S.H.I.E.L.D.” their brains: 

  • Sleep: during sleep, your brain naturally clears out destructive debris (amyloid beta plaque associated with Alzheimer’s). Aim for at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. 
  • Handle stress: excess levels of stress can cause and exacerbate disease, in large part through the activation of the HPA axis, which elevates cortisol. It’s important to incorporate relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing on a daily basis.
  • Interact: numerous studies confirm that older adults with dementia who have a strong social network experience delayed cognitive decline. There are many benefits to staying socially active such as engaging with friends and family, and meeting new people. 
  • Exercise: has been shown to create biochemical changes in the brain related to the health of nerve cells. It facilitates the creation of new nerves and synapses. Even if you’re sedentary, begin by taking a short walk and increase the length or intensity over time.
  • Learn new things: mental exercise is a big factor in delaying cognitive decline. Learning new things as you age can keep you mentally sharp and build new neural networks. Read, learn a new language, or try new hobbies.
  • Diet: the Mediterranean diet has been shown to benefit the brain the most. It emphasizes eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and fish with the goal to reduce inflammation.  
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    Alzheimer’s disease expected to triple 

    Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s presented an American Academy of Neurology analysis of U.S. Census data. The findings found that the number of men and women with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next 40 years. 

    • Researchers analyzed information from 10,802 African-American and White seniors living in Chicago between 1993 and 2011. 
      • Study participants were interviewed and assessed for dementia every three years.
      • Data was combined with U.S. death rates, education, and current future population estimates from the Census Bureau. 
    • Researchers estimated that 4.7 million Americans (65 and older) had Alzheimer's in 2010. 
    • According to their estimates, the number will triple to around 13.8 million by 2050. 

    Common nutrient may combat Alzheimer's disease

    Science Daily featured a new Aging Cell study in which researchers reveal that a lifelong regimen of choline has the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). 

    • Female mice were used since there’s a higher prevalence found in human females. The mice were bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease-like symptoms. 
    • Researchers found that when these mice were given high choline in their diet throughout life, they show improvements in spatial memory, compared to those receiving normal choline regimen. 
    • Choline acts to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease by blocking the production of amyloid-beta plaques and by reducing the activation of microglia which leads to brain inflammation. 

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