Non-drug treatment may reverse Alzheimer’s

2014-1007 Alzheimers

Excerpt of Article by Denise Dador | ABC7

In her article, Denise Dador explains, “Alzheimer’s disease was officially recognized a hundred years ago, but there’s still no effective treatment for it. Now researchers at UCLA say they’ve developed a program that shows for the first time memory loss being reversed. It’s not a drug; it’s not a procedure; it is a novel, comprehensive and personal approach to treating memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s.

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Potential Benefits

Is it possible the program, or a similar program, could reverse the memory loss of brain injury survivors, or reverse the symptoms of ataxia, paralysis, or other disabilities?

Credits

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Thanks to Wendy for sharing the article; Denise Dador for writing the article; ABC7 for committing its resources to sharing the article; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text I used in this post.

2 Comments

  1. Yes, plans that endorse healthy habits do lead to better overall health, including that of the brain. Many of us know this, but incorporating good habits into our daily lives can still be very challenging.

    More health plans today cover preventive services, help with the implementation and maintenance would be beneficial. The ability to increase quality of life, prevent future disease and eradicate brain related symptoms/deficits is fantastic.

    1. Esther, I agree it is difficult to change our habits. However, there is hope. The anti-smoking campaigns are obviously not 100% effective, but they still make progress. Similarly, if people understand the effects of unhealthy eating, they might change for the better. ~ Scott

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