Why do we need a Memory Diet?
We hear more and more about Alzheimer’s disease these days. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s and progresses from there until the patient has lost all ability to communicate or care for themselves. It is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent findings indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer as a cause of death for older people. It is devastating for both the person with Alzheimer’s and the family. When Judi and Shari Zucker were told that their mother had a form of Alzheimer’s they set out to find ways to slow it down. We’re going to talk about what they learned and what they did to help slow down it’s progression.
Bio of Judi and Shari Zucker
Judi and Shari Zucker are known as “The Double Energy Twins” and you’ll understand why when you hear about all they’ve done together. Both Judi and Shari graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with degrees in ergonomics (the study of human physiology, physical education and nutrition) and went on to serve as media specialists for General Mills, promoting and demonstrating Nature Valley Granola products. In spring of 2009 they signed an endorsement deal with derma e natural skincare products. They currently do cooking demonstrations for eHow and lecture at the University of California, for their health and wellness program. They have appeared on local and national television shows, including Hour Magazine, Regis Philbin and AM Los Angeles, TODAY, Home and Family and the Better Show. They are the authors of the recently published “The Memory Diet.”