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Alzheimer’s news: Degenerative disease can be prevented simply by doing THIS
ALZHEIMER’S can be prevented simply by switching off the TV and going for a brisk walk or jog and lowering your blood pressure, according to new research.
PUBLISHED: 00:00, Mon, Sep 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07, Mon, Sep 18, 2017

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Alzheimer’s can be prevented by doing one simple thing, according to a new research
A study of more than 1,700 people who lived into their 90s found the most resilient to the debilitating disease were also the most physically active.

–– Professor Claudia Kawas said post mortems showed one-in-two dementia-free participants had Alzheimer’s-style brain plaques when they died.
She said: “Interestingly enough, autopsies revealed about half of the ‘oldest-old’ without dementia have a high-degree of Alzheimer’s neuropathology in their brains – although they were mentally fit while alive.”
On the other hand half of the dementia patients did develop symptoms of cognitive decline without these changes in the brain.
Professor Kawas, a neurologist at California University, said the reasons for this “cognitive resilience” – having Alzheimer pathologies while not showing symptoms – could be down to lifestyle.
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The professor said those that showed most resilience got more exercise and watched less TV.
The findings presented at the World Congress for Neurology in Kyoto, Japan, shed light on why some people get dementia and others do not – even if they reach a highly advanced age.
They follow Cambridge University research three years ago which found just one hour’s exercise a week – such as jogging, football or walking – cuts the chance of Alzheimer’s by almost half.
The ‘The 90+ Study’ is the largest of its kind and has visited participants in Orange County since 2003.
Neurological and neuropsychological tests are carried out every six months.

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1,700 people who lived into their 90s found the most resilient to the debilitating disease
In view of the demographic developments delay of cognitive decline is crucial
Professor Claudia Kawas
Earlier this year research suggested more than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing,
Professor Kawas said: “It’s important to study the oldest-old. We can learn a lot from this fastest growing age group.”
According to life expectancy projections most babies born since 2000 in countries with long life expectancies – such as the UK – will celebrate their 100th birthdays.
Professor Kawas said: “In view of the demographic developments delay of cognitive decline is crucial.
“We have calculated if interventions could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in those afflicted by two years there would be – in the US alone – nearly two million fewer cases than projected by 2050.”

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Dementia patients did develop symptoms of cognitive decline without these changes in the brain
It turned out 40 per cent of the participants had dementia diseases – with women being more heavily affected than men.
Education was particularly protective in individuals who were shown in PET (positron emission tomography) scans to have brain plaques – abnormal clusters of beta amyloid proteins – typical of Alzheimer’s.
Professor Kawas said: “People with a low level of education had a four times higher statistical risk of contracting dementia than those with a higher level of education.”
But among those without the plaques the educational difference was irrelevant.
Professor Kawas said: “Multiple brain pathologies are at the root of dementias at all ages.

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The disease can be prevented by switching off the TV
“In the oldest-old the presence of multiple pathologies is associated with increased likelihood of dementia.
“The number of pathologies also seems to be relevant for the severity of the cognitive decline.
“We will therefore need to target multiple pathologies to reduce the burden of dementia.”
She said major uncertainties continue to persist when it comes to the question of how dementias can be stopped or their progress delayed at all ages.
An ongoing US study entitled ‘Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia’ failed to identify specific interventions.
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But Professor Kawas said: “However, the overarching message we can derive from the findings so far is – keep your body and brain working in order to protect cognition.”
Physical activity – or the lack thereof – was identified as one of the risk factors open to influence that has the greatest effect on cognitive disorders and dementia.
The study shows exercise can play a part in postponing or slowing down age-related cognitive decline.
Getting high blood pressure under control appears to be important for mental health as well – especially in mi-life between 35 and 65.
Even if decisive evidence has not yet been furnished there are increasing indications keeping high blood pressure in check can prevent or postpone dementia. ”

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Getting high blood pressure under control appears to be important for mental health as well
Professor Kawas said: “Interestingly while blood pressure control is generally an important preventive factor the picture is slightly different in the 90+ age group.
“In the oldest-olds there are indications higher blood pressure might even have a certain protective effect.”
There’s currently no evidence of the efficacy of commercial computer-based brain training exercises.
They appear to have only short-term effects and just in connection with the same tasks that are practiced over and over, said Prof Kawas.
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Professor Kawas said: “People should be suitably informed about what they can do to prevent cognitive decline from the standpoint of today’s scientific knowledge.
“The results of the report do not form a suitable basis for deriving public health strategies to counter the wide-spread disease of dementia.
“We need further studies to be able to better assess the effect of potential measures.”
In England and Wales it’s estimated 1.2 million people will be living with dementia by 2040 – a 57 per cent increase from 2016 figures.

The End of Alzheimers?

GlobeNewswire•August 21, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Posit Science, the maker of BrainHQ online brain training exercises and assessments, and MPI Cognition, the organization disseminating the Bredesen Protocol for treating cognitive decline and those at risk for cognitive decline, announced today that BrainHQ will be made available to every patient enrolled in the Bredesen Protocol.
Dr. Dale Bredesen, co-founder of MPI Cognition, is an internationally-recognized expert in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. He earned his MD at Duke University, served as Chief Resident in Neurology at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s lab at UCSF, held faculty positions at UCSF, UCSD and UCLA, and was the founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He has authored the book The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, due for publication this week.
In 2014 and 2016, Dr. Bredesen documented what are believed to be the first cases showing some reversal of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, using a novel, personalized programmatic approach that addresses the underlying contributors to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease. Ten patients with cognitive decline (Mild Cognitive Impairment, Subjective Cognitive Impairment, and early Alzheimer’s), were put on this protocol and followed – with nine showing improvements. Further refinements led to the Bredesen Protocol and a subsequent article reporting imaging results showing structural changes to the brains of treated patients.
The Bredesen Protocol has been taught to hundreds of physicians – first, by Dr. Bredesen, and, now, by the Institute for Functional Medicine.  Its effects are being monitored and studied in many places, included a trial at the Cleveland Clinic.
The Bredesen Protocol helps physicians identify the issues contributing to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s in each patient and, then, address those specific issues with a personalized treatment plan.  Typically, treatments include monitoring and taking steps to adjust diet, exposure to inflammatory agents and toxins, physical exercise, sleep, and stress, as well as having patients engage in brain exercises.
“At first, we tried a lot of different brain training programs,” said Dr. Bredesen, “but we found that BrainHQ has the most validated science, and like the rest of our protocol, it personalizes to each patient and his or her needs. We made a decision last year to get all the patients access to BrainHQ, and we have now implemented that decision.”
“There’s an emerging consensus that we will need to treat neurodegenerative disorders with a multi-factorial approach tailored to the individual, rather than a silver bullet,” said Dr. Henry Mahncke, CEO of Posit Science. “We are honored to be working with Bredesen Protocol practitioners and with research study investigators on this important medical frontier.”
More than 140 peer-reviewed papers have shown that the exercises and assessments in BrainHQ deliver a wide range of benefits in varied populations, including improvements in healthy older adults in standard measures of cognition (e.g., speed, attention, memory and executive function), which have been shown to generalize to quality of life (e.g., mood, confidence, functional independence, self-rated health) and to real world activities (e.g., gait, balance, driving and everyday cognition).
BrainHQ exercises and assessments also have been, and continue to be, used in scores of research studies of clinical populations, as a predicate to seeking regulatory approvals, where usage is deemed successful.