E118 Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? with Kate Pierce

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Finding the right Alzheimer’s Cocktail

Prevent Alzheimer's

How many time’s have you thought “OMG, I’m getting Alzheimer’s!”, when you lose your car keys, forget a password or can’t recall somebody’s name?

In this episode, we get to do some myth busting on preventing diminished cognition or Alzheimer’s Disease with Kate Pierce, LMSW, Alzheimer’s Association- Michigan Chapter.

There are plenty of good reasons to fear old age. For most of us, if we will live to a ripe old age, we pray that we’ll enjoy good health and mental fitness to our last breath. Suffering from any degree of dementia, severe cognitive disability, or Alzheimer’s Disease is a major concern.


So, what can you do?

  • Special diet?
  • Should I stop using aluminum pans?
  • Can I still use antiperspirant?
  • What about the fillings in my teeth?
  • Did you hear about the Chinese Moss that stops Alzheimer’s?
  • How about coconut oil? Ginko Biloba? Crossword puzzles?

Alzheimer's disease with Kate Pierce

In addition to learning what works AND what doesn’t, Kate shares how you can help in the fight to find a curethrough their Trial Match program. Researchers need YOU and ME to participate in short and long-term studies to aid them in finding a vaccine or cure for this gripping disease.

Referenced movie:

Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart

Current Alzheimer’s statistics  – March 2017

  • More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.  
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.  
  • One-third of people age 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  
  • Approximately 200,000 Americans under age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

For further information and support, contact the Alzheimer’s Association


24/7 Helpline number 1.800.272.3900

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