About Dr. Mindy Kim-Miller, MD, PhD

Dr. Mindy, LightBridge's Senior VP of Research and Education and Principal Investigator, provides answers to general medical questions related to dementia and Alzheimer’s. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied regulated secretion from neuroendocrine cells, and earned her MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed an MD/PhD Combined Degree Medical Scientist Training Program in order to pursue translational research. Dr. Mindy’s personal experiences living with and helping to care for a grandfather with dementia continue to inspire her support of caregivers.

About LightBridge Enlightened Alzheimer’s Caregiving

LightBridge collaborates with leading academic researchers, clinical practitioners, and universities to translate the most current research into practical strategies that help family caregivers understand the complications, challenges, and resulting stresses associated with caring for loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

LightBridge educational CDs use video and interactive features to empower at-home caregivers with a greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and its stages. Two products are currently available for PC users:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease provides in-depth information about the disease and the changes expected throughout its stages.
  • Managing the Difficulties of Mealtime provides practical caregiving strategies developed by leading Alzheimer’s researchers and practitioners.
LightBridge donates 15 percent of sales to the national Alzheimer’s Association. Research updates, articles, and links to the most current information on Alzheimer’s care are available at LightBridge Healthcare.

Top Tip

Try using a very simple table presentation with contrasting colors. Plain tablecloths and dishes may help in limiting distractions and promote concentration on eating. Select plates with rims can help with scooping food. Special utensils that provide a better grip may improve coordination and support independence.

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Watch an overview of how Alzheimer’s disease changes brain function over time. You’ll begin to see how the loss of brain cells causes a slow deterioration of memory, speech, judgment, and the ability to recognize people and objects.


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Q: Can the foods I eat affect my chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease? -- Helen, 62, New York

A: Good nutrition is important not only for maintaining overall good physical health but may also help prevent the development and progression of dementia. Studies suggest that eating “brain healthy” foods including fruits, vegetables, and fish may improve cognition and reduce the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other age-related diseases.

 With aging, the body accumulates damage to DNA and proteins due to oxidative stress (damage caused by a form of oxygen) and inflammation. As this damage accumulates in the brain, brain cells die or lose their ability to function properly, which contributes to brain aging and degenerative diseases...