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Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

Some resources to answer your questions and address your concerns about Alzheimer’s disease:

– Facts and figures from the Alzheimer’s Association:

10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s Association)

– 24/7 care consultation helpline 1-800-272-3900 (Alzheimer’s Association)

Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Alzheimer’s Research Forum

The Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials database (National Institute on Aging and U.S. FDA)

Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch — a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location (Alzheimer’s Association)

– Multi-country poll on the public’s attitudes about Alzheimer’s (Harvard School of Public Health)

Memory Bridge — a group that uses art to reach people who are on the verge of losing speech

– From the National Institute on Aging:

– “Our Irrational Fear of Forgetting” (New York Times op-ed)

The Alzheimer’s Disease Bookstore (AlzheimersBooks.com)

A specialist’s favorite books on Alzheimer’s (Amazon.com)

“The Thousand Mile Stare: One Family’s Journey through the Science and Struggle of Alzheimer’s”

“The Alzheimer’s Action Plan”

“The Alzheimer’s Solution”

“Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease”

HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project”

Event (Dec. 14, 2011): Defeating Alzheimer’s (MIT Enterprise Forum)

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  • Abragdon

    How to slow down the slowing down. The only effective deterrent is to keep the brain and body active before the symptoms begin to show themselves. Make your mind work. It will build more neural connections. That will buffer the inevitable pruning of the cognitive interconnections.
    So will physical exercise. The brain burns about 19% of the nutrition in the bloodstream. A strong heart will keep that blood flowing to the brain through the carotid arteries. (You can feel it pumping as it passes from the heart up the neck, under the jaw and into the brain. (In detective  fiction you often see the good guys feeling under the fallen victim’s throat to find that pulse.)
    Exercise: Walk as fast as is still comfortable for 20 minutes at least four days each week.
    More info at
    http://www.brainwaves.com

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