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  • Posted: 08/12/2015

    On Sunday night, June 28th, there was a CNN special documentary on Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Not unlike the film Still Alice, this documentary shared a brave person’s battle with this incurable mind-robbing disease. In both cases, the person degenerated over time in spite of being treated with drugs. So the first point is that drugs currently used to treat Alzheimer’s, which are based on decades old science, are not very effective.

  • Posted: 07/28/2015

    A new study called Attitudes Toward Aging revealed that 77 percent of Americans are worried about getting Alzheimer’s disease. The study also said that women (77%) are more likely than men (70%) to worry about what will happen to their memory as they age. What that suggests is that both sexes are extremely worried about developing dementia.  

  • Posted: 04/20/2015
    Quite often I'm asked if certain cognitive issues a person has are normal, may be leading to Alzheimer's or if they are a sign that a person already has it. Obviously, if a person has problems, they should go to see a specialist in memory care and have the proper exams.
  • Posted: 04/03/2015
    I saw Still Alice and it was a very poignant film; one that touches the heart and is a little frightening, too. But remember that it was about early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which is genetic and rare, although it does affect over 250,000 people in the US.
  • Posted: 02/13/2015
    By Felicity Dryer, guest blogger: Can an apple a day keep Alzheimer's away? Maybe not exactly...but it can’t hurt. As cases of Alzhiemer’s rise and the level of care increases, more and more attention is turning to this disease. Scientists are becoming more knowledgeable about its causes and how we might prevent it.
  • Posted: 12/18/2014
    ARPF President and Medical Director, Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., was recently interviewed by Alvaro Fernandez, Founding Team Member of SharpBrains. Here is an excerpt of an article entitled “You’re Not a Prisoner of your DNA.”
  • Posted: 11/17/2014
    ARPF President and Medical Director, Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., had the opportunity to interview Dr. David Perlmutter earlier this year during an ARPF teleseminar. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is the #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of “Grain Brain” and is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Here is an excerpt of that conversation centered on diet and exercise:
  • Posted: 09/29/2014
    We recently received this excellent question about meditation and brain tumors and want to share Dr. Dharma’s answer to our follower.
  • Posted: 09/15/2014

    ARPF recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. van der Flier after her presentation at the International Alzheimer’s Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2014.

    Dr. van der Flier is the Head Researcher at the Alzheimer Center, Department of Neurology at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Posted: 09/02/2014

    Do you know why brain researchers use a person’s education level as a factor in their studies? Education improves your brain functions because learning new things increases the number of connections, or pathways, in the brain. Therefore, doing things you’ve never done before—such as learning a new language or a computer program—will improve your brain.