Researchers say latest Alzheimer’s studies are showing promise

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Alzheimer’s disease severely affects a person’s memory, thinking and organizing skills – which can make it difficult for them to carry out simple daily activities.

However, neurologist Dr. James Leverenz with Cleveland Clinic says research is ongoing with hopes of changing that, or at the very least, catching the disease earlier in its tracks.

He says by doing that, they can help prevent some of the symptoms that normally develop.

As far as treatment goes, there are many therapies already available and some new ones on the horizon that are showing promise. He says the area they’re most excited about is being able to treat the amyloid plaques. Learn more about what amyloid plaques are, and their role in the disease.

When it comes to prevention, he says there is only so much a person can control.

With that being said, he suggests living a healthier lifestyle with a nutritious diet, regular exercise and also staying social.