Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Feed Your Brain

“You are what you eat” is a very well known and slightly overused phrase. The problem with overused phrases is that we say them so much that they tend to lose their meaning. When you really take a look at the information, you start to realize what a huge impact nutrition has on brain function. Our brain needs fuel, but it needs the right kinds of fuel to function well. It is estimated that 20% of our caloric intake is used by our brain. Read More >

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Would you want to know?

Alzheimer’s Disease has become a major topic of discussion in the US. With an increase in the number of cases (every 69 seconds someone new is diagnosed with AD in the US) and the rise in age-related health care costs, there has been a push for more research and better diagnostic tools. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and it is now the number 6 cause of death in the US. In April, the National Institute on Aging along with the Alzheimer’s Association released updated guidelines for diagnosing the disease. This is the first revision to happen in 27 years. Read More >

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2009

So, I was on vacation last week so this will be a week of catch up. I missed commenting on the World Alzheimer’s Day which was Sept 21st. The Alzheimer’s organization released a new report letting us all know that Read More >

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Memory Week Smoothie

In case you missed it, Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian from Marbles Lincoln Square neighbor The Chopping Block, gave us tips on how to use diet to boost memory. She also presented a few recipes, including this Brain Boost Read More >

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Scientists identify three genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Findings published recently in the journal Nature Genetics identify three genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, the first major finding of its kind since the discovery since the apolipoprotein E gene APOE4 was identified in 1993. Rather than looking for another Read More >

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Marbles Memory Week

Hello Marbles Friends & Fans, We are hosting a Marbles Memory Week in our stores on September 7th-13th leading up to the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk on Sunday morning. During that week we will have guest speakers, resource offerings, free Read More >

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Key finding in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Discovery Health reports on a finding to be released in the July 16th issue of Neuron. U.S. researchers have identified a protein they nicknamed GOSPEL, which “protects brain cells by interrupting a naturally occurring ‘stress cascade’ that results in cell Read More >

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Do you know about all the different factors that can affect your risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

A recent study found that those who live alone have twice as high of a risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as those living with a spouse or partner. In particular, being a carrier of the apolipoprotein E e4 gene variant Read More >

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