Prevention Is Today’s Best Defense against Alzheimer

“You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again.”
—Bonnie Prudden, pioneer of myotherapy
One evening my wife, Gigi, and I were leaving a restaurant when we spotted a well-known actress sitting at a table in the corner. We immediately recognized her, but we just couldn’t come up with …


Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in the Elderly With and Without Dementia

The 2002 National Institutes of Health Diagnosis and Workshop Conference on restless legs syndrome (RLS)1 suggested that RLS may be manifested differently in geriatrics. I review the prevalence and factors associated with RLS in the elderly and then discuss the variegated presentation of RLS in…

Potential Protective Effects of Wine and the Wine-Derived Phenolic Compounds on Brain Function

Damage to DNA, lipids, and proteins by oxidative free radicals has been implicated in accelerated aging, degenerative diseases including cancer (Ames et al. 1995), Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (Commenges et al. 2000; Smith and Perry 1995), and Parkinson’s disease (Olanow …