Eat Chocolate, Drink Coffee and Other Tips to Prevent Alzheimer's

Tips excerpted from 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss (21 Photos)

Jean Carper on Oct 1, 2010 at 1:38PM

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Eat Chocolate, Drink Coffee and Other Tips to Prevent Alzheimer's

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Drink Apple Juice

It may mimic an Alzheimer’s drug. Call it “natural Aricept.” Apple juice can boost the production of acetylcholine in the brain, which is the same thing the number-one-prescribed, highly advertised pharmaceutical drug Aricept (donepezil) does to treat Alzheimer’s, according to recent research. When researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell spiked the drinking water of old mice with apple juice concentrate they showed increased speed and accuracy on memory and learning tasks, such as maneuvering their way through mazes. Go with the old adage of an” apple a day” but make that two apples or two cups of juice.

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