Potential alternatives and new perspectives in Alzheimer’s treatments
Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ABPP-cn, Elizabeth Faulk Professor and chair of the department of clinical and health psychology, recently commented on the current state of Alzheimer’s disease research, emphasizing alternative lines of thinking and broad treatment perspectives that may be useful for treatment of the disease.
Specifically, he points to common, everyday approaches such as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly along with enhancing cognitive strengths as potential solutions that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
“We’re all trying to get to the end of our lives without Alzheimer’s,” Smith said. “So if we could just delay the average age by five years, we could eliminate 30 percent of dementia cases.”