Alzheimer's Prevention Treatments Chanhassen MN

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Clare Bridge of Eden Prairie
(612) 906-3800
7513 Mitchell Rd
Eden Prairie, MN
Services
Alz/Dementia Support

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Clare Bridge of Plymouth
(763) 476-8200
15855 22nd Ave N
Plymouth, MN
Services
Alz/Dementia Support

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Molly Silas
6201 Ridge Rd
Chanhassen, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Lake Minnetonka Care Center
(952) 474-4474
20395 Summerville Rd
Deephaven, MN
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Shakopee Friendship Manor Hcc
(952) 445-4155
1340 Third Avenue West
Shakopee, MN
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Elder Homestead
(952) 933-1752
11400 4th St N
Minnetonka, MN
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Alz/Dementia Support

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Susan Erickson
470 W 78th St
Chanhassen, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Joyce Lewis
(952) 942-0148
9767 Dorset Ln
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Beverly Healthcare - Excelsior
(952) 474-5488
515 Division St
Excelsior, MN
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

St Gertrudes Health Center
(952) 233-4400
1850 Sarazin St
Shakopee, MN
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Avoiding Alzheimer's

The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are staggering:
Over 5 million Americans currently have it, a number that may balloon to 16 million
by 2050. Amid the facts and figures lies the heartbreak of families who helplessly
watch loved ones slip into a shadowland where spouses, children and grandchildren
no longer have names. Science hasn’t completely mapped the biochemical changes
responsible for this thief of selfhood. But we do know that a healthy lifestyle,
including brain-protective nutrition, can give you a fighting chance against it.

By Lisa James

September 2008

 It started when Emily Balfour’s dad, Bob, could no longer handle the math required for his job as a construction project manager. “At one point his boss noticed something was wrong, so they had him do less intensive tasks at work and he struggled with them,” says the 22-year-old from Alpharetta, Georgia. Two years after signs first appeared, the elder Balfour was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in February 2007—at age 53.

The Balfour family is no stranger to Alzheimer’s; Emily’s grandmother died of it and her uncle, David, was diagnosed about the same time as her father. “He just became so quiet and distant,” she recalls about her uncle, “and would become confused if you asked about something that happened two months prior.” Early-onset Alzheimer’s, which tends to appear among people in their fifties, often runs in families. This puts Emily, a student at Georgia’s Valdosta State University, at a higher risk than most of her classmates. “I’m not too worried about it right now,” she says.

For people like Emily Balfour, the search for an Alzheimer’s cure takes on personal meaning. Eventually, though, advancing age means that Alzheimer’s disease can catch up with anyone; more than 90% of those afflicted show symptoms after age 65. “Advanced age is the strongest risk factor for Alzheimer’s,” says Marwan Sabbagh, MD, geriatric neurologist, founder of Sun Health Research Institute’s Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research in Sun City, Arizona and author of The Alzheimer’s Answer (Wiley). If preventative measures—especially the widespread adoption of healthy habits—aren’t taken soon, “one in every eight baby boomers is destined to get it. That’s 8 to 10 million people,” Sabbagh warns. “This could be one of the diseases that swallow up whole budgets.”

It is important to note that Alzheimer’s is not inevitable: “There are people who go to their graves who are fine from a cognitive standpoint,” Sabbagh says. Some memory loss occurs as part of the aging process, but when it becomes “extensive or is starting to impact your daily life, that’s when you know it has moved past being benign."

Missing Neurons

Alzheimer’s disrupts brain function by killing neurons—the brain itself actually shrinks. Plaques consisting of beta-amyloid, a protein processing byproduct, accumulate outside the cells, while neurofibrillary tangles form within...

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