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Dancing is good for your body, soul AND mind!

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

There have been many articles and videos about how dancing is good for you. After a 21 year study about leisurely activities and its effects on Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases, the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the ONLY physical activity that protects against dementia is frequent dancing!

From their study:

  • Reading – 35% reduced risk of dementia
  • Bicycling and swimming – 0%
  • Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week – 47%
  • Playing golf – 0%
  • Dancing frequently – 76%.   That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical.

To read more about how dancing affects our brains and what they discovered, Stanford published a shortened article or click here for the full NE Journal of Medicine article.

Blood test for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014 – It appears that it may now be possible for a blood test to determine 2-3 years in advance before the symptoms start if a person will develop Alzheimer’s.  According to a paper published by Nature Medicine, the test looked at 10 levels of fats and found that 90% of the time, patients with these fats in their system went on to develop Alzheimer’s.  Although lifestyle might help slow down or avoid the disease, more research into prediction is a much needed area for Alzheimer’s, as early detection is vital.

To read the entire article, click here.

Pharmaceutical companies, government have set goals to embark on new journey

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 10 pharmaceutical companies and the government have teamed up to embark on a new journey: “…tackle some major diseases: Alzheimer’s, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and lupus” with help from the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Lupus Foundation of America.  According to, ten drug companies are working with the government to focus on these diseases and finding medicines for treatments.  They are looking at the biology of the diseases and how future treatments will help patients, but they are also focusing on getting past the failed development avenues for the drugs and sharing their processes.

For more information on this exciting news, please read here for the full article.



Alzheimer’s Research as a National Priority

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – In an article titled “Why Alzheimer’s Research Must Be a National Priority” on, Senator Susan Collins and Dr. Ron Peterson discuss why Alzheimer’s Research must be made a national priority.  By 2050, it is predicted that more than 16 million Americans over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with the disease.  Senator Collins and Dr. Peterson talk about it’s impending economic toll in the future and why they have a goal to prevent and effectively treat the disease by 2025.

Five Part Series: Episode Three: Why Toxins Build Up in the Brain and Can We Prevent It?

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013 – In the Third Part of this Five Part Series, Dr. Klein talks about toxins, how they build up on the brain, how our diet and environment play factors in toxin build-up and the possible link between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Five Part Series: Episode Two: Dementia – what destroys the memory and learning?

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

September 11, 2013 – What toxins are related to Dementia and Alzheimer’s?  What do they do to your memory and your learning ability?  In Episode Two of the series, Dr. Klein talks about the toxins that are formed when a person has Dementia or Alzheimer’s and how those toxins affect the memory.