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A New Frontier in Alzheimer's disease: Harvard-Trained Neurologist Suggests New Approach for Treatment and Prevention

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A New Frontier in Alzheimer's disease: Harvard-Trained Neurologist Suggests New Approach for Treatment and Prevention PR Newswire MIAMI, July 11, 2012 - New Book Available in English and Spanish Outlines Step-by-Step Plan for Treating and Preventing Alzheimer's disease MIAMI, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEC Inc. - Worried about your memory? Many patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and individuals concerned about developing memory loss feel they have limited options. While there is no 'magic pill' to cure or prevent AD, a new book outlines a cutting-edge approach to systematically address this disease. Besides eating properly and exercising, there are several useful strategies for managing AD, according to Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and author of the new book, "Alzheimer's Treatment, Alzheimer's Prevention: A Patient and Family Guide." "As a physician and someone who has several family members with Alzheimer's, it's important I provide as many resources possible to help patients and their families manage this condition," said Dr. Isaacson. "After seeing success with my own patients, I wrote this book to educate those who I will not get a chance to see in my clinic and may not be aware of all their options.
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A New Frontier in Alzheimer's disease:
Harvard-Trained Neurologist Suggests New
Approach for Treatment and Prevention
PR Newswire
MIAMI, July 11, 2012
- New Book Available in English and Spanish Outlines Step-by-Step
Plan for Treating and Preventing Alzheimer's disease
MIAMI
,
July 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- ADEC Inc. - Worried about your memory?
Many patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and individuals concerned about
developing memory loss feel they have limited options. While there is no
'magic pill' to cure or prevent AD, a new book outlines a cutting-edge approach
to systematically address this disease.
Besides eating properly and exercising, there are several useful strategies for
managing AD, according to Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., Associate Professor of
Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and
author of the new book, "Alzheimer's Treatment, Alzheimer's Prevention: A
Patient and Family Guide."
"As a physician and someone who has several family members with
Alzheimer's, it's important I provide as many resources possible to help patients
and their families manage this condition," said Dr. Isaacson. "After seeing
success with my own patients, I wrote this book to educate those who I will not
get a chance to see in my clinic and may not be aware of all their options."
While the significant increase in AD cases is due to many factors, including the
aging of the population and improved ability to accurately diagnose patients,
data suggests that changes in diet and nutrition patterns may also be
causative. One of the proactive approaches for managing AD described in Dr.
Isaacson's book involves a nine-week diet modification plan, since new research
demonstrates protective qualities of food selection on brain health. Other
therapeutic options recommended include non-drug approaches such as
physical exercise, music activity and educational programs, specific vitamins,
two supplements and a medical food.
Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of the New York Times best-seller
The South Beach
Diet
™ comments: "Dr. Isaacson and I speak the same language and are on the
same page when it comes to dietary changes for disease prevention. His
cutting-edge approach is exactly where we need to be in the fight against
Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Isaacson is a renowned expert who blends advanced
science with practical insights for the new standard of treatment and
prevention. I will continue to recommend his innovative book to my patients."
Additionally, certain vitamins have been shown to both improve memory
function in "pre-AD," or mild cognitive impairment patients, and increase the
effect of certain FDA-approved drugs that treat AD. New data also suggests
that certain therapies may preferentially work in patients with a specific genetic
make-up. "Understanding these differences is essential for those affected by
Alzheimer's or concerned about memory loss," said Dr. Isaacson.
Just as you can sing the blues away, you might be able to do the same thing
with AD, he said. Recent studies by Kraus and colleagues showed that lifelong
musical experiences can slow down brain aging and memory loss, he added.
Music therapy can also increase chemicals in the brain that affect mood,
behavior and sleep. He noted that many of his patients have responded well to
a new music-based
Therapy for Memory: Music Activity and Educational
Program
on CD.
"In addition to relying on data from large clinical trials, I believe that each AD
patient is an individual who will benefit from a comprehensive plan that
approaches treatment and prevention like a puzzle," Dr. Isaacson said.
Ordering information:
Published by AD Education Consultants, Inc. (ADEC),
Alzheimer's Treatment Alzheimer's Prevention: A Patient and Family Guide,
978-0-9831869-7-7, 274 pages, and
Tratamiento y Prevencion del Alzheimer:
Guia para el paciente y su familia
, 978-0-9831869-4-6, 264 pages. Available on
Amazon.com, Kindle®, Nook® and Apple iBooks®.
To order, or subscribe to the free newsletter, visit: www.TheADplan.com or
www.TheADplan.com/Espanol.
On Facebook:
www.facebook.com/AlzheimersDisease (English)
www.facebook.com/EnfermedadDeAlzheimer (Spanish)
For helpful caregiver resources, and more information on the latest therapies
for Alzheimer's treatment and prevention, visit:
www.TherapyForMemory.org/resources.php.
For Media Inquiries, contact:
Info@TheADplan.com
About Dr. Isaacson
Harvard-trained Neurologist Richard S. Isaacson, M.D. serves as Associate
Professor of Clinical Neurology, Vice-Chair of Education and Education Director
of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University
of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He previously served as Associate Medical
Director of the Wien Center for Alzheimer's disease and Memory Disorders at
Mount Sinai Medical Center, FL. He is Board Certified by the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology, has appeared widely in the media, including NBC
Today Show, FOX Good Day L.A., CNN.com, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, U.S.
News and World Report and Univision, and has utilized research support of the
American Academy of Neurology, Alzheimer's Association and National
Institutes of Health Clinical Research LRP. His Uncle Bob was diagnosed while
he was in high school, and two cousins have been diagnosed in the last several
years.
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