Here is a great article from the Wall Street Journal. For help with an aging loved one in the West Palm Beach FL area, visit eldercareathome.org.
How to Outsmart Alzheimer’s
New Effort Tries to Fight Disease With Word, Math Games, Even Wii for Exercise
By AMY DOCKSER MARCUS
Doctors frustrated by a lack of a cure, or even an effective treatment, for Alzheimer’s disease are trying a new approach: preventing the disease altogether.
A new project, the Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies, or CFIT, is trying to keep people at risk for Alzheimer’s intellectually and physically fit with quizzes and other cognitive challenges to see if onset of the disease can be delayed, perhaps indefinitely. The program, which is being advised by many famous names in Alzheimer’s research and treatment, also promotes diet changes and maintaining a social life to try to slow cognitive decline and lower the risk for Alzheimer’s.