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  • Posted: 02/12/2014

    by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

    As Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones sang awhile ago:  "Oh no, it’s only rock n’ roll and I like it. I like it. Yes I do!”

    I like it, too.  My personal special form of mental exercise or “brain aerobics” as it’s called, is writing and playing music.

  • Posted: 02/04/2014

    I want to share an article that one of our Board Members, Carolyn Lucz, wrote for us that I thought would be helpful for those of you taking on the role of caretaker for your parents.  I hope it is helpful for you.

  • Posted: 01/27/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

    Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine once said, "Let food be thy medicine.”

    Can food help prevent memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses? I believe it can.

  • Posted: 01/22/2014
    By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

    For Alzheimer’s, prevention is the best medicine. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to cure this dreaded disease.

    That’s why a holistic Alzheimer’s disease prevention strategy involving mind, body, nutrition, and stress — one that prevents cognitive decline and actually enhances mental capacity — is an excellent option.

  • Posted: 01/14/2014

    by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

    There have been many studies recently linking Alzheimer’s disease and nutrition. More and more, the evidence overwhelmingly indicates that proper nutrition is essential to maintaining a healthy brain:  it plays a major role in cognition, memory, and various neurological disorders — including Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Posted: 12/16/2013
    By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Did you know that the latest brain research reveals that stress may cause short term memory loss? Well, it's true. Stress, anxiety, and worry may also disrupt brain cell function leading to Alzheimer's disease as well as depression. This is vitally important information considering our multitasking, hyperwired, 24/7 lifestyle we live today. Here is an example of someone impacted by stress: Julie was distraught. She was a mother of two teenage girls and was happily married to Bill who was a physician. She worked full-time as a health care administrator, a job she enjoyed immensely. Her life seemed to be perfect yet the anguish in her face was easy to see.
  • Posted: 07/29/2013

    by Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

  • Posted: 06/14/2013

    by Dharma Khalsa, MD

    Oxidative stress and the damaging free radicals it produces is the byproduct of normal metabolic activities – breathing, digestion, fighting infection, and even strenuous exercise. Factors like environmental pollutants, smoking and drinking are major contributors too.

    Over time, oxidative stress accelerates the aging process and dramatically increases your risk of developing a multitude of illnesses including Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease and immune disorders.

  • Posted: 02/12/2013

    by Dharma Khalsa, MD

    Anyone interested in brain health and longevity should be aware of an extract known as huperzine A, a phytonutrient from the Chinese club moss plant, Huperzia serrata.

    According to Chinese researchers, huperzine A helps people with Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain disorders by promoting nerve cell growth, enabling brain cells to better communicate.(1)

  • Posted: 01/21/2013

    by Dharma Khalsa, MD

    One of the unfortunate consequences of aging is sluggish blood flow to your brain. This means that even though you’re eating the right foods, your brain may not be receiving all the nutrients it desperately needs to function at its best.

    There’s a natural solution to this problem in a specific nutrient called vinpocetine. This natural compound comes from the periwinkle plant and is used all over the world to treat vascular dementia and other cognitive disorders.