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B.A.B.E.S is Making a Big Impact in San Diego’s Alzheimer’s Community

On 25, May 2017 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Ron Greenwald

Are you familiar with the Alzheimer’s research efforts that are happening here in San Diego? We interviewed Jamie Tyrone, the founder for B.A.B.E.S, which stands for Beating Alzheimer’s By Embracing Science. Jamie founded this organization after she found out that she had a 91% genetic risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. This genetic status is only found in about 2% of the population worldwide. After Jaime had found out, she realized that she had a choice to feel down about the potential risk of Alzheimer’s in the future, or she could find meaning in the situation to help other people.

What is B.A.B.E.S?

The B.A.B.E.S organization is designed to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, as well as spread awareness about the importance of research for this disease. Jamie’s goal is to capture the energy of women in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Research efforts for Alzheimer’s disease should happen before the diagnosis. Doctors can do scanning and testing in healthy individuals as well as people with a genetic risk of the disease, and then use this information to help people who have been diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s Research in San Diego

San Diego is a hotbed of research, making it a great location for people who want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. So, there are many opportunities for people who are both diagnosed and undiagnosed who want to be involved in the research efforts.

Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, being a participant in the research is not only altruistic, but it is also an opportunity to increase the likelihood of a cure. If you or a family member is diagnosed in the future, then a cure could help to restore your family.

Getting Involved

Are you interested in how you can get involved in this effort? Contact Jamie with questions that you have about the organization and research opportunities in the area. You can visit her website at to learn about the ways that you can participate.

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Maintaining Good Brain Health in All Stages of Life

On 23, Mar 2017 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia? Luckily, researchers are finding new solutions that will support brain health at all ages. By applying these principles in your life, you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and support family members who might be at risk.

Middle Age: The Best Time to Support Activity in the Frontal Lobe

According to Beverly Sanborn, LCSW, Gerontologist and Vice President of Program Development for Belmont Village Senior Living, the prevention process should begin at least 20 – 25 years before you have a symptom. So, middle-age is the best time to start caring for your mental health by increasing activity in the frontal lobe.

Researchers have found that the best way to support and strengthen the frontal lobe is by being in a group of people. It requires organizing your thinking and describing what you are thinking to another person. Another option is to write your thoughts if you want to work on brain health when you don’t have someone else to talk to at the time.

Another exercise to increase the use of your frontal lobe is to force yourself not to use clichés. Instead of using a general term, such as “awesome,” try to find clever, interesting words to describe the things that you would like to communicate.

Whole-Brain Program for Alzheimer’s Patients

Instead of simply addressing symptoms, Beverly Sanborn has been involved in a whole-brain program that supports patients in maximizing mental health. The programs have been designed to match research, and they are constantly evolving as new information comes available. This well-rounded approach helps with not only with the brain but also with social life and overall well-being. This treatment program can be helpful for people in both the mild and moderate stages of dementia.

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San Diego is the Leading the Way for Alzheimer’s Research!

On 22, Feb 2017 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

Here in San Diego, we are fortunate to have access to the Leading Alzheimer’s Research Center at the University of California San Diego. We would like to highlight a conversation with Dr. James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., the Director at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center UCSD.


What is the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center UCSD?

Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center was one of the first Alzheimer’s Research Centers in the US, beginning back in the 1980’s. UCSD and the Mesa has the highest concentration of Neuroscientist in the Country. In addition to their 30+ employees, they collaborate with 30 centers across the country, which are following over 500 research subjects and coordinate their research efforts with the National Alzheimer’s Coordination Center in Seattle, WA. Their research is funded by the N.I.H. (National Institute of Health) grants and philanthropic donations.


Current Research Trends…

Biomarkers and P.E.T. (Positron Emission Tomography) are a couple of the technologies being used to measure the extent of the disease process within the brain.  It is believed that the disease process begins as much as 18 years prior to being clinically diagnosed.  Therefore, it is critical to have healthy adults, with mild cognitive complaints, sign-up to participate in the research being conducted at UCSD and across the country, so it can be determined if the medications being tested are slowing down the progress of this dreadful disease. If you are interested in participating in the research being conducted at UCSD, please contact the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at 858-822-4800 or visit their website at

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