06 Aug LARGE GRANT GIVEN TO DETERMINE IF LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION REDUCES ALZHEIMER’S RISK
The U.S. National Institute of Aging (NIA) is giving the University of California, Berkley a five year grant expected to total $47 million to determine whether lifestyle changes will reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The study will be used to determine if lifestyle interventions such as cognitive intervention, exercise, diet, social challenges and increased medical review of racially and ethnically diverse adults between ages 60-79 in different parts of the country reduce risk of dementia as determined by advanced brain imaging. This is the first study to combine these multi-dimensional interventions with a large group. The brain imaging will review the amounts of amyloid and tau protein reduction – which are common conditions for those with Alzheimer’s as well as the amount of blood flow.
If successful, this would be an option to medication and that most can do to reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease without the cost of drugs.
Almost six million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and that is expected to triple by 2050 if there is not a medical breakthrough.
Please join our walk team (“Michael’s Marchers”) for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by registering herewhich will be held on October 5, 2019 at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, Texas 75207.