As you may have heard, a recent announcement at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in Paris, France, states that the prevention of cognitive decline is now within reach. This statement has drawn an enthusiastic response from many industry leaders. The ARPF is among those quick to affirm the news. As you may recall, in 1993, we were the first to begin this pioneering prevention research work.
I’m thrilled that the Alzheimer’s Association and others have joined our prevention camp. When I first started speaking publicly about Alzheimer’s prevention, I wasn’t the most popular physician in the room. But science has always been on our side, and I was patiently optimistic that the conventional medical establishment would embrace the concept one day. Listening to the news that the other experts now agree with me that with lifestyle measures, we can reduce the number of people who develop Alzheimer’s by as much as 50 percent is validating – not of me personally, but of the science that we have been promoting for many years. Read the rest of this entry »