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FINGERS Study on Dementia Reduce or Prevent Dementia

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Lori La Bey is honored to have Dr. Miia Kivipelto, the Primary Investigator of the landmark FINGER Trial, in Sweden on the show. They discuss the FINGERs study which was the first large scale trial on multi-domain lifestyle based interventions which can reduce the risk of cognition impairment. Specifically they talk about the impact of a healthy diet, exercise, obesity, psycho-social engagement, sleep patterns, stress and loneliness. The FINGER study was published in 2015 and in 2017 expanded to the World Wide FINGERS study, where 15 countries have joined in to expand the trial. In addition to the trial Dr Kivipelto discusses the FINGERS Brain Health Institute.

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Email: Miia.Kivipelto@ki.se

FINGERS Brain Health Institute: http://www.fbhi.se

World Wide FINGERS Initiative: http://www.alz.org/wwfingers

Nordic Brain Network: https://www.researchgate.net/lab/Nordic-Brain-Network-Miia-Kivipelto

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Diet, Disease and Dementia

Diet, Disease and Dementia

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Next Show This Tuesday April 19th, 2016 

2:00pm EST, 1:00pm CST, 12:00pm MST, 11:00am PST and 7:00pm London Time

Dr. Richard Isaacson joins us today.  He is the Author of “The Alzheimer’s Diet.”  We will discuss the importance of nutrition, the impact it has on our bodies and a new medical food that has shown in studies to help those with Dementia.  The product, Axona, is available now under prescription.

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Website   www.TheADplan.com Two Books: The Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Diet and Alzheimer’s Treatment and  Prevention: A Patient and Family Guide

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By Kevin Woo

 

There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat.” Dr. Neal Barnard and his family grew up eating typical Midwestern fare – meat-and-potatoes. He says that not so coincidentally many members of his family got Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia at a young age.

Barnard recently released a book, Power Foods for the Brain.” In it he says that diets high in saturated fats can be linked to cognitive decline.

“Besides fats, researchers also (see) a link between a high intake of iron (which also has been linked with heart disease) and copper as contributing factors to cognitive decline,” he said in an interview with Cleveland Live.

Barnard says some foods are considered “brain protectors.” These foods include:

• Vitamin E-rich foods, such as almonds, cooked spinach and dried apricots.

• A diet rich in such foods as beans and chickpeas; blueberries and grapes; green leafy vegetables; and sweet potatoes.

• Vitamin B-fortified foods such as soy milk or nutritional yeast.

Foods that are a threat to the brain include:

• Saturated fats, mostly found in animal protein.

• Trans fats.

• Excess iron, copper and aluminum – perhaps ingested through multi-vitamins (read the label to find those that don’t contain these minerals), or by cooking with cast iron or aluminum pans. He suggests using stainless steel pots and pans for cooking.

Barnard concludes by saying people should increase their amount of exercise, get enough sleep and stimulate the brain by reading, doing puzzles or taking classes.

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