Navigation Links
VIDEO from Medialink and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America: Alzheimer's Foundation Unveils Healthy Aging Web Site
Date:5/7/2009

NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Look at your calendar from the past week: Have you gone for a brisk walk, eaten leafy vegetables or toured a museum?

With growing evidence that these are the types of lifestyle choices that can pay off now and in the future, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) has introduced a new interactive Web site - www.alzprevention.org - that focuses on being proactive about your mental and physical health. It highlights strategies that help promote healthy aging and may reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and includes checklists, research updates, guest columns and a bulletin board as well as information about dementia and early diagnosis of memory problems.

See video from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/Alzheimers_36528

"It's critical to embrace a heart-healthy and brain-healthy regimen at any age," said Eric J. Hall, AFA's president and CEO. "Care begins with taking care of the whole person."

The Web site is the centerpiece of AFA's new initiative about the "power of being proactive," which also includes the establishment of a Prevention Advisory Board and a special edition of care ADvantage, AFA's quarterly magazine for caregivers.

AFA unveiled its site as the nation celebrates Older Americans Month in May and as the rising incidence of Alzheimer's disease increasingly poses a public health threat. The number of people with the brain disorder doubles every five years beyond age 65. Advancing age and genetics are the greatest known risk factors.

According to Richard E. Powers, M.D., chairman of AFA's Medical Advisory Board, "We know that if you have clinical conditions like poorly controlled hypertension, diabetes and obesity, your risk for developing memory loss goes up. That's why you have to make good lifestyle decisions and act on risk factors you can change."

Penning the site's first "Prevention Pundit" column is Paul D. Nussbaum, Ph.D., chairman of AFA's Prevention Advisory Board and author of "Your Brain Health Lifestyle." In his column, Nussbaum urges a comprehensive approach for overall brain health that includes multiple lifestyle behaviors: physical activity, mental stimulation, nutrition, socialization and spirituality.

Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos for free and unrestricted use at http://www.mediaseed.tv.

05NY09-0052


'/>"/>
SOURCE Medialink; Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: Paula Deen Calls on America to Reject Myths, Misinformation; Enjoy a Pork Chop Tonight
2. Video: Research in Womens Cancers Leading the Personalized Medicine Revolution
3. Preventing Dangerous Slips and Falls: The American Foundation for the Blind Launches New Video Series on Staying Safe at Home
4. Video: New Survey Finds 97 Percent of Women Understand Weight Increases Heart Disease Risk - The Leading Cause of Female Death in the United States - Yet 55 Percent Remain Overweight
5. Video: Jewelry Television(R) Introduces DermaGem(TM)
6. Video: CVS/pharmacy Pays Tribute to Caregivers and Announces Winners of the For All the Ways You Care Contest
7. Video: IAVA and Ad Council Build on Success of Groundbreaking Veterans Campaign with New Friends and Family Element
8. Video: CREON(R) (Pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules First and Only Pancreatic Enzyme Product to Receive FDA Approval Under New Guidelines
9. Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill
10. Video: CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $4.2 Million in Grants Benefiting Children with Disabilities, Uninsured
11. Video: Genworth Financial Reveals Best Places in America for Long Term Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Viewers likely know Rob Lowe from such 80s hits as ... his work on NBC’s The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. But recently, Lowe’s ... which puts the spotlight on important modern-day issues that face today’s society. One of ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... May 27, 2017 , ... In any business, follow up is critical to ... dental team at presenting treatment, there will always be some patients who can’t or ... money on best practices when it comes to presenting treatment. After the patient ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of ... which will educate readers on how to take care of all aspects of their ... placed on melanoma. Dancing with the Stars professional, Witney Carson, shares her journey with ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... new educational seminar to focus on current legislative activity and the latest regulatory ... at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 11, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... A new analysis of community health data ... are located in the Midwest. With the average cost of healthcare rising and the ... with both the quality and affordability of where they live. An annual 2017 report ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Radiology has become the number ... have also spiraled to the number one ranking as ... than ever before as the most complete and reliable ... with lower back pain an MRI may confirm a ... pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In these ...
(Date:5/9/2017)...  Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ... focused on the development of oral drug delivery ... Office has granted Oramed a patent titled, "Methods ... patent covers Oramed,s invention of an oral glucagon-like ... incretin hormone that stimulates the secretion of insulin ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... , May 5, 2017   Provista , a proven ... than 200,000 customers, today announced Jim Cunniff as ... of executive and business experience to Provista, including most recently ... in California . He assumed his new ... is a great fit for Provista," says Jody Hatcher ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: