Alzheimer’s News February 2022 Foods that Protect Brain Health: Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and improve your general wellbeing. Whole grains- such as pasta, oatmeal or brown rice Nuts- such as almonds, pecans, or pistachios Vegetables- leafy greens, root vegetables, vegetables from 4 petal flowered plants Fish- such as Salmon, Tuna, or Sardines Fresh…

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From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started by Cynthia Changyit Levin. PUCCer Cindy has cared deeply about global poverty and hunger even before becoming a parent. But mothering her own children toughened her resolve to stand up for her values and work to become a…

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January 2022 Alzheimer’s News Walking Toward a Dementia Diagnosis Looking at different patterns in the way older adults walk could help doctors to more accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease as well as different types of dementia. In a recent study of 500 participants, four independent gait patterns- rhythm, pace, variability and postural control were studied. The…

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If you are a caregiver living with a person who has Alzheimer’s, consider modifying your holiday celebrations. Strive for minimal confusion. Decide which traditions are most important to you. This may require a family meeting to get everyone on the same page, and asking others to help by dividing up responsibilities. You may want to…

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The results of the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s have been tabulated. The St. Louis Walk was the 5th largest in the country raising a total of $1,074,511. In this second year of COVID and the walk in our neighborhood Parkway’s contribution was $2,355.00, Thank you Parkway. Thanks to all who donated, walked in…

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We welcome you to join the discussion of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, a novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived. What would happen if you had the opportunity to go back and change all the decisions you made in your life? On December 14 pages 201-288. Discussion starts at…

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A new study suggests a popular herb could help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Basil. The new study published in “Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience” reveals that fenchol, a naturally occurring compound found in basil, may have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s Disease. Fenchol was found to increase FFAR2 signaling, thus reducing levels of amyloid-beta, a protein…

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The PUCC COVID Team met Wednesday, October 27 to review our status and consider future changes. We noted two positive developments: community transmission is declining; and the approval of vaccination for 5–11-year-old children has the potential to curb the spread of the virus. We encourage vaccination for all eligible children as the vaccines have proven…

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Gum disease and dementia risk: Ignoring your gums might have serious repercussions beyond oral Health: Extreme gum disease that leads to tooth loss may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia later in life, Reports Neurology Magazine. Researchers followed more than 8,000 adults, with an average age of 63 and no dementia, for about…

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New study results show that the use of diabetes drugs known as DDP-4 inhibitors may be associated with slower decline in memory and thinking skills in older adults. Study participants taking DDP-4 inhibitors also showed smaller amounts of the plaques that build up in the brains of people living with Alzheimer’s, compared with both diabetes-free…

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