Alzheimer's http://wrvo.org en Navigating Alzheimer's disease http://wrvo.org/post/navigating-alzheimers-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alzheimer’s disease may not be one of the fastest-acting illnesses, but its psychological and emotional effects on patients and their families can be devastating.&nbsp; Although a cure for the disease has yet to be found, there are many lifestyle changes that can be taken to help prevent and slow the development of Alzheimer’s.</span></p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Drs. Richard Isaacson and Dale Atkins discuss some of the issues associated with Alzheimer’s and how to fight the disease once you or someone you know has been diagnosed.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.weillcornell.org/physician/risaacson/">Dr. Isaacson</a> is the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also the author of<a href="http://www.theadplan.com/"> "Alzheimer’s Treatment Alzheimer’s Prevention: A Patient &amp; Family Guide"</a> and <a href="http://www.theadplan.com/alzheimersdiet.htm">"The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment</a>."&nbsp; <a href="http://www.drdaleatkins.com/about.php">Dr. Atkins</a> is a licensed psychologist who works with Alzheimer’s patients and their families.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with both Dr. Isaacson and Dr. Atkins.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 58122 at http://wrvo.org Navigating Alzheimer's disease Preventing and coping with Alzheimer's disease http://wrvo.org/post/preventing-and-coping-alzheimers-disease <p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:27:55 +0000 WRVO News 58259 at http://wrvo.org The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-diet-adopting-demanding-nutrition-plan <p>It’s breakfast time, and you’re about to dig into a plate of—salmon?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we present the second installment of our interview with <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/bio/">Dr. David Perlmutter</a>, who explains how to transition into his low-carb diet.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/grain-brain-by-david-perlmutter/"><em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57184 at http://wrvo.org The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan Grain Brain: Could avoiding carbs have more health benefits than you thought? http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-could-avoiding-carbs-have-more-health-benefits-you-thought <p>You may be careful to eat whole grain breads and cereals instead of white bread, but did you know that some experts say even those foods could be hurting your health?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” Dr. David Perlmutter discusses the negative health effects of carbohydrates and how to reduce those effects.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57108 at http://wrvo.org Grain Brain: Could avoiding carbs have more health benefits than you thought? Why carbohydrates may be bad for brain health http://wrvo.org/post/why-carbohydrates-may-be-bad-brain-health <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 57185 at http://wrvo.org Why carbohydrates may be bad for brain health Researchers pinpoint where in the brain Alzheimer's begins http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-pinpoint-where-brain-alzheimers-begins <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:00:26 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50570 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Medical University says new labs will promote brain research http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-medical-university-says-new-labs-will-promote-brain-research <p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:59:40 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46050 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Medical University says new labs will promote brain research Researcher looks for Alzheimer's diagnosis in speech patterns http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-looks-alzheimers-diagnosis-speech-patterns <p>A Binghamton researcher is launching a study that he hopes will help with early diagnosis of Alzheimer&#39;s disease. David Shaffer is looking for Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients so he can record their voices. Shaffer believes if he can get enough samples and enough funding, he could pinpoint how a deteriorating brain reveals itself in speech patterns, because so much of the brain is involved in speaking.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:52:46 +0000 Matt Richmond 45344 at http://wrvo.org Researcher looks for Alzheimer's diagnosis in speech patterns New study links excessive copper intake to Alzheimer's http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-links-excessive-copper-intake-alzheimers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Copper is an important aspect of proper nutrition, and vital for us to maintain a healthy body. But a group of upstate New York researchers have concluded too <em>much</em> copper in our diet could be a contributing factor in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44476 at http://wrvo.org Will a cup a day keep the doctor away? http://wrvo.org/post/will-cup-day-keep-doctor-away <p></p><p>If you can't get through your morning without a couple cups of coffee, there's good news. Recent health studies show that coffee may be good for your brain and may help prevent certain diseases. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," recently spoke with health journalist Gretchen Reynolds about what researchers are learning about the health benefits of coffee.</p><p>Lorraine Rapp: Tell us about some of the recent studies linking coffee consumption with the reduction in developing some certain diseases.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 41957 at http://wrvo.org Will a cup a day keep the doctor away? Deaths from Alzheimer's disease increasing in the region http://wrvo.org/post/deaths-alzheimers-disease-increasing-region <p>More and more people across the country are dying from Alzheimer's disease -- and central New York is not immune to the trend. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:13:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34957 at http://wrvo.org Wandering Law provides piece of mind for loved ones http://wrvo.org/post/wandering-law-provides-piece-mind-loved-ones <p>Eileen Krupka&#39;s father has suffered from Alzheimer&#39;s Disease for the last six years.&nbsp; He&#39;s like many other&#39;s with the progressive neurological disease of the brain he wanders, in fact 60-percent of Alzheimers or dementia patients wander and its a worry for the Krupka family, who live in Baldwinsville.<br /><br /><em> We have a lot of water around us. and he seems to be fascinated by the water and that&#39;s a huge concern</em><br /> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:48:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 11348 at http://wrvo.org