Every week we scour the news for the latest headlines in Alzheimer’s stories, care, treatment, and prevention. Here are this week’s biggest stories for the week of July 9th, 2012 – July 15th 2012.
Headlines in Alzheimer’s: Resistance Training’s Impact, New Stimulatory Supplement Mixture & New Warnings Signs
Several new studies suggest that when it comes to preventing dementia, not all forms of exercise are equal. Studies found that resistance training was particularly beneficial for improving the cognitive abilities of older adults. This indicates that resistance training such as weight lifting and resistance bands could possibly be an intervention for dementia in older adults.
A clinical trial of an Alzheimer’s disease treatment developed at MIT has found that the nutrient cocktail called Souvenaid can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s. The results confirm and expand the findings of an earlier trial of the nutritional supplement, which is designed to promote new connections between brain cells.
Subtle motor skill changes can be used for early Alzheimer’s disease detection. By detecting motor skill changes early on, doctors may be able to diagnose and begin to treat cognitive issues earlier than they were able to before.