Alzheimer Association Comment on Importance of AAIC 2017 Nutrition and Brain Health Research

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 0 comments

Mediterranean and MIND diets may lower risk of cognitive impairment up to 35 percent   LONDON, July 17, 2017 - Results from four large population-based studies support a connection between good dietary practices and better cognition in old age. Study results were reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London. “Although the idea that a healthy diet can help protect against cognitive decline as we age is not new, the size and length of these four studies...

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Inflammation Promoting Diet is Linked to Poorer Executive Cognitive Function and Smaller Gray Matter Brain Volume

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 0 comments

Building on solid evidence that eating well is brain healthy, researchers are beginning to explore mechanisms through which dietary mechanisms may influence cognitive status and dementia risk. Yian Gu, Ph.D., at Columbia University, New York, and colleagues examined whether an inflammation-related nutrient pattern (INP) was associated with cognitive function and structural MRI findings in the brain. Using data on 330 community-dwelling, non-demented elderly individuals (mean age 79.7), the investigators found that...

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Women Who Eat Well Less Likely to Develop Dementia

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, News | 0 comments

Kathleen Hayden, Ph.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and colleagues sought to replicate findings* about the MIND diet in 7,057 women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS). Using data from WHIMS, they categorized the participants (mean age 71) into quartiles based on level of adherence to the MIND diet, with the 1st quartile being least adherent and the 4th being the most adherent. There were 615 incident cases of...

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Heart Healthy Foods are Brain Healthy

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 0 comments

A group of U.S. scientists found that, among nearly 6,000 healthy older adults in the Health and Retirement Study, those who consistently followed diets long known to contribute to cardiovascular health were also more likely to maintain strong cognitive function in old age. The scoop:  Claire McEvoy, Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues examined the association between adherence to the Mediterranean and MIND diets and cognitive performance in a large, nationally representative...

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Exciting Brain Healthy Diet News from AAIC2017 London

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, News | 0 comments

4 Epidemiological (population-based) studies add further proof that what we eat matters for preserving our brains and lowering risk of Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline.    The “Prudent” Nordic Diet appears better than the MIND, Mediterranean or DASH diets in lowering risk of cognitive decline in 2,200 elderly Swedes. (read more) Heart Healthy Diet is also Brain Healthy: Results of Health and Retirement Study show eating foods typical of both Mediterranean and MIND diets appear to lower risk...

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Healthy Nordic Diet Better than Mediterranean for Brain Health

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 0 comments

Healthy Nordic Diet Protects Brain Health Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that – in a group of more than 2,200 older adults – people sticking to a Healthy Nordic Diet (including non-root vegetables, certain fruits, fish and poultry, canola oil and wine) enjoyed better cognitive status than individuals who ate a less healthy diet. Weili Xu, M.D., Ph.D., at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and colleagues sought to identify dietary habits associated with preserved cognitive...

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Alzheimer’s Disease International meeting April 2017 in Kyoto Japan

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News | 0 comments

Here are a few photos of my friends and colleagues.  We are all touched by Alzheimer’s disease across the...

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Join me for Move for Minds event June 4 at Equinox in Boston or 7 other cities

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, Events & Speeches | 0 comments

Join me in Boston….or one of 7 other cities…or virtually.   Help Maria Shriverraise funds for research to learn why women are at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. ONE DAY. EIGHT CITIES. MILLIONS IMPACTED. JUNE 4, 2017 Boston  |  Dallas  |  Los Angeles  |  Miami  |  New York Orange County  |  San Francisco  |  Washington DC Move for Minds™ focuses on the mind/body connection while raising funds to wipe out Alzheimer’s, a disease that disproportionately affects...

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MPN Holiday Recipes Featured on MariaShriver.com

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Brain Health Blog | 0 comments

5 Recipes from our just published “Brain Healthy Foods for the Holidays” were featured as Thanksgiving recipes on MariaShriver.com on November 23, 2016 and may be republished in mid December.   The colorful “Scallops and Warm Fruit Salsa,” which can be used as either an entree or as an appetizer, was also featured on Maria’s “Sunday Paper” published on December 4, 2016. To order our new book, visit The Store.  If you order by December 18 we will ship to you or the...

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Maria Shriver initiates Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement website

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Brain Health Blog | 0 comments

   To celebrate Thanksgiving this year Maria Shriver initiated a wonderful new website dedicated to advancing the cause of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. In addition, go to mariashriver.com and sign up to receive Maria’s thoughtful, mind expanding weekly “Sunday Paper.”   One of our holiday recipes was featured on Dec.4, 2016. Most of people with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers are women.   In early November, 2016 Maria spoke at a first of its kind...

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