[Homeroast] Fwd: UCLA Study on Alzheimer's

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 13:07:22 CDT 2011


My brother forwarded it to me and I in turn forwarded it to the list. It is
supposed to be excerpted from a new book by Jean Carper

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Danny Gutierrez <danny at engagecoffee.com>wrote:

> Is there a website where you pulled this info from?
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> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > Came across this. don't know how valid it is but I think the list members
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> > Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 7:52 AM
> > Subject: Fwd: UCLA Study on Alzheimer's
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> > *From: *"Michael A. Carpinella" <mikecarpinella at comcast.net>
> > *To: *"Michael A. Carpinella" <mikecarpinella at comcast.net>
> > *Sent: *Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:11:35 AM
> > *Subject: *FW: UCLA Study on Alzheimer's
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> > *From:* Ruth Carpinella [mailto:ruthcarp at comcast.net]
> > *Sent:* Monday, July 18, 2011 7:52 PM
> > *To:* Undisclosed-Recipient:;
> > *Subject:* Fw: UCLA Study on Alzheimer's
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> >
> > *UCLA Study on Alzheimers*
> >
> >
> > *Food for Thought*
> >
> > *"The idea that Alzheimer's is entirely genetic and unpreventable is
> > perhaps
> > the
> > greatest misconception about the disease," says Gary Small, M.D.,
> director
> > of
> > the UCLA Center on Aging.* Researchers now know that Alzheimer's, like
> > heart
> >
> > disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by
> > lifestyle
> >
> > factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression,
> > education,
> > nutrition, sleep and mental, physical and social activity.
> > *
> > **The big news: Mountains of research reveals that simple things you do
> > every day might cut your odds of losing your mind to Alzheimer 's. *
> >
> > In search of scientific ways to delay and outlive Alzheimer's and other
> > dementias, I tracked down thousands of studies and interviewed dozens of
> > experts. The results in a new book: *100 Simple Things You Can Do to
> > Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss* (Little, Brown; $19.99).
> > *Here are 10 strategies I found most surprising.
> > *
> > 1.  *Have coffee*. In an amazing flip-flop, coffee is the new brain
> tonic.
> > A
> > large
> > European study showed that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day in
> > midlife cut Alzheimer's risk 65% in late life. University of South
> Florida
> > researcher Gary Arendash credits caffeine: He says it reduces
> > dementia-causing amyloid in animal brains. Others credit coffee's
> > antioxidants. So drink up, Arendash advises, unless your doctor says you
> > shouldn't.
> >
> > 2.  *Floss*. Oddly, the health of your teeth and gum s can help predict
> > dementia. University of Southern California research found that having
> > periodontal disease before age 35 quadrupled the odds of dementia years
> > later. Older people with tooth and gum disease score lower on memory and
> > cognition tests, other studies show. Experts speculate that inflammation
> in
> > diseased mouths migrates to the brain.
> >
> > 3.*Google*. Doing an online search can stimulate your aging brain even
> more
> > than reading a book, says UCLA's Gary Small, who used brain MRIs to prove
> > it. The biggest surprise: Novice Internet surfers, ages 55 to 78,
> activated
> > key memory and learning centers in the brain after only a week of Web
> > surfing for an hour a day.
> >
> > 4. *Grow new brain cells*. Impossible, scientists used to say. Now it's
> > believed that thousands of brain cells are born daily. The trick is to
> keep
> > the newborns
> > alive. What works: aerobic exercise (such as a brisk 30-minute walk every
> > day), strenuous mental activity, eating salmon and other fatty fish, and
> > avoiding obesity, chronic stress, sleep deprivation, heavy drinking and
> > vitamin B deficiency.
> >
> > 5. *Drink apple juice*. Apple juice can push production of the "memory
> > chemical" acetylcholine; that's the way the popular Alzheimer's drug
> > Aricept
> > works, says
> > Thomas Shea, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts . He was surprised
> > that old mice given apple juice did better on learning and memory tests
> > than
> > mice that received water. A dose for humans: 16 ounces, or two to three
> > apples a day.
> >
> > 6. *Protect your head*. Blows to the head, even mild ones early in life,
> > increase odds of dementia years later. Pro football players have 19 times
> > the typical rate of memory-related diseases. Alzheimer's is four times
> more
> > common in elderly who suffer a head injury, Columbia University finds.
> > Accidental falls doubled an older person's odds of dementia five years
> > later
> > in another study. Wear seat belts and helmets, fall-proof your house, and
> > don't take risks.
> >
> > 7. *Meditate*. Brain scans show that people who meditate regularly have
> > less
> > cognitive decline and brain shrinkage - a classic sign of Alzheimer's -
> as
> > they age. Andrew Newberg of the University of Pennsylvania School of
> > Medicine says yoga meditation of 12 minutes a day for two months improved
> > blood flow and cognitive functioning in seniors with memory problems.
> >
> > 8. *Take D*. A "severe deficiency" of vitamin D boosts older Americans'
> > risk
> > of
> > cognitive impairment 394%, an alarming study by England 's University of
> > Exeter finds. And most Americans lack vitamin D. Experts recommend a
> daily
> > dose of 800 IU to 2,000 IU of vitamin D3.
> >
> > 9. *Fill your brain*. It < <http://brain.it/>http://brain.it/%3E; 's
> > called
> > "cognitive reserve." A rich ac cumulation of life experiences -
> education,
> > marriage, socializing, a stimulating job, language skills, having a
> purpose
> > in life, physical activity and mentally demanding leisure activities -
> > makes
> > your brain better able to tolerate plaques and tangles. You can even have
> > significant Alzheimer's pathology and no symptoms of dementia if you have
> > high cognitive reserve, says David Bennett, M.D., of Chicago 's Rush
> > University Medical Center .
> >
> > 10. *Avoid infection*. Astonishing new evidence ties Alzheimer's to cold
> > sores, gastric ulcers, Lyme disease, pneumonia and the flu. Ruth Itzhaki,
> > Ph.D., of the University of Manchester in England estimates the cold-sore
> > herpes simplex virus is incriminated in 60% of Alzheimer's cases. The
> > theory: Infections trigger excessive beta amyloid "gunk" that kills brain
> > cells. Proof is still lacking, but why not avoid common infections and
> take
> > appropriate vaccines, antibiotics
> > and antiviral agents?
> >
> > What to Drink for G ood Memory
> > A great way to keep your aging memory sharp and avoid Alzheimer's is to
> > drink the right stuff.
> >
> > a. *Tops: Juice*. A glass of any fruit or vegetable juice three times a
> > week
> > slashed Alzheimer's odds 76% in Vanderbilt University research.
> Especially
> > protective:*blueberry, grape and apple juice*, say other studies.
> >
> > b. *Tea*: Only a cup of black or green tea a week cut rates of cognitive
> > decline in older people by 37%, reports the Alzheimer's Association. Only
> > brewed tea works. Skip bottled tea, which is devoid of antioxidants.
> >
> > c. *Caffeine beverages*. Surprisingly, caffeine fights memory loss and
> > Alzheimer's, suggest dozens of studies. Best sources: coffee (one
> > Alzheimer's researcher drinks five cups a day), tea and chocolate. Beware
> > caffeine if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, insomnia or
> > anxiety.
> >
> >
> > d. *Red wine:* If you drink alcohol, a little red wine is most apt to
> > benefit your
> > aging brain. It's high in antioxidants. Limit it to one daily glass for
> > women,
> > two for men. Excessive alcohol, notably binge drinking, brings on
> > Alzheimer's.
> >
> > e. Two to *avoid: Sugary soft drinks*, especially those sweetened with
> high
> > fructose corn syrup. They make lab animals dumb. Water with high copper
> > content also can up your odds of Alzheimer's. Use a water filter that
> > removes excess minerals.
> >
> > 5 Ways to Save Your Kids from Alzheimer's Now
> > Alzheimer's isn't just a disease that starts in old age. What happens to
> > your
> > child's brain seems to have a dramatic impact on his or her likelihood of
> > Alzheimer's many decades later.
> >
> > Here are five things you can do now to help save your child from
> > Alzheimer's
> > and memory loss later in life, according to the latest research.
> >
> > 1. *Prevent head blows*: Insist your child wear a helmet during biking,
> > skating,
> > skiing, baseball, football, hockey, and all contact sports. A major blow
> as
> > well
> > as tiny repetitive unnoticed concussions can cause damage, leading to
> > memory
> > loss and Alzheimer's years later.
> >
> > 2 *Encourage language skills*: A teenage girl who is a superior writer is
> > eight
> > times more likely to escape Alzheimer's in late life than a teen with
> poor
> > linguistic skills. Teaching young children to be fluent in two or more
> > languages
> > makes them less vulnerable to Alzheimer's.
> >
> > 3. *Insist your child go to college*: *Education is a powerful
> Alzheimer's
> > deterrent*. The more years of formal schooling, the lower the odds. Most
> > Alzheimer's prone: teenage drop outs. For each year of education, your
> risk
> > of dementia drops 11%, says a recent University of Cambridge study.
> >
> > 4. *Provide stimulation*: Keep your child's brain busy with physical,
> > mental
> > and
> > social activities and novel experiences. All these contribute to a
> bigger,
> > better functioning brain with more so-called 'cognitive reserve.' High
> > cognitive
> > reser ve protects against memory decline and Alzheimer's.
> >
> > 5. *Spare the junk food*: *Lab animals raised on berries, spinach and
> high
> > omega-3 fish have great memories in old age*. Those overfed sugar,
> > especially high fructose in soft drinks, saturated fat and trans fats
> > become
> > overweight and diabetic, with smaller brains and impaired memories as
> they
> > age, a prelude to Alzheimer's.
> >
> > Excerpted from Jean Carper's newest book:
> > "100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's"
> >
> >
> >
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