Alzheimer's Disease

Let the “food for thought” mantra guide your eating habits in the new year. Nutrition experts suggest that while some diets can prevent certain diseases, others may boost brain power. Try to look for foods that have vitamin K (green, leafy vegetables), are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (fish and walnuts) or contain flavonoids (strawberries and blueberries). In addition to helping with memory and cognitive abilities, many of these foods are good for the heart and blood vessels. Learn more about Atlantic Health System’s nutrition services >




Alzheimer's Disease Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 
Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers Support Group
Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can receive mutual education and encouragement.
Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 2nd Floor Community Outreach Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, please call 973-831-5367.


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Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Poor sleep is common among Alzheimer's patients, and researchers say they're beginning to understand why.

Scientists studied 119 people aged 60 and older. Eighty percent had no thinking or memory problems, while the rest had only mild problems.

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