4.29.2005

Fat in middle age and dementia
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Carrying around extra weight as you age can be a cause of dementia. Too much weight impairs the circulation of the blood, leading, possibly to the formation of amyloid proteins in the brain.

As a result of exercise, blood transverses the capillaries, washing away impurities and bringing nutrients. Tissues are stimulated. Without the stimulation of exercise, circulation suffers, and so, it seems do mental processes.

What can you do?

Exercise regularly - even walking can do wonders; and monitor your mind with MemCheck - a scale for the mind. Keep track of you or your loved one's cognitive performance and memory.

And, purchase MemCheck - now is a good time to do so, and join our membership!

If you are interested in participating in clinical research with some of the leading medical experts in the San Francisco Bay Area, we know of two large studies that will be focusing on different aspects of memory loss. In both cases, you must be within driving distance of the San Francisco Peninsula and more specifically the Palo Alto area.

If you are interested, please click on this link which will take you to a page where you can enroll. In both cases, you will be contacted should there be a fit between your interests and the needs of the studies.

Best, Michael



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