Alzheimer's Prevention Treatments Washington DC

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Alzheimer's Prevention Treatments. You will find helpful, informative articles about Alzheimer's Prevention Treatments, including "Avoiding Alzheimer's". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Washington, DC that will answer all of your questions about Alzheimer's Prevention Treatments.

Sunrise at Thomas Circle
(202) 628-3844
1330 Massachusetts Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home Services, Alz/Dementia Support

Data Provided by:
Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
(301) 656-1900
5555 Friendship Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

Data Provided by:
John Syphax
(202) 289-4653
907 M St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Shelley Stanton
(202) 393-2458
320 1st St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Richard Suchinsky
(202) 273-5781
810 Vermont Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Grand Oaks
(202) 349-3400
5901 Macarthur Blvd Nw
Washington, DC
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, In-home Care, Alz/Dementia Support

Data Provided by:
HeartFields at Bowie
(301) 805-8422
7600 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie, MD
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Alz/Dementia Support

Data Provided by:
Susan Blumenthal
200 Independence Ave Sw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Jb Johnson Nursing Center
(202) 535-1100
901 First Street Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Kelley Phillips
928 5th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Data Provided by:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Energy Times