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Try tea to prevent neurocognitive disorders

2017-03-19 00:33

Researchers have reported drinking tea can lower the incidence of neurocognitive disorders.

It is not a myth that drinking tea is good for your overall health. In fact recent research has shown that frequent consumption of tea is good for brain health.

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There's now a brain health food guide from Canada

2017-03-16 08:38

Baycrest scientists associated with the University of Toronto have published a Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The primary mission of this publication is to help adults who are over 50 years old preserve their thinking and memory skills as they grow older.

It is important to treat your brain well to maintain optimal cognitive functioning, particularly as you get older.

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Keeping sugar levels down may help prevent Alzheimer’s

2017-02-26 08:08

Researchers say they have determined there is a "tipping point" which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's is a tragic kind of dementia which is associated with difficulties with memory, thinking and behavior.

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Life After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Palliative Care and Hospice Explained

2017-02-15 12:58

Several years ago, I ran my very special group for the Alzheimer's Association that was for the person who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia AND their spouse, family members and caregivers. My goal throughout the many years that we met, was to educate and prepare everyone so that they could concentrate on making the most of their lives together instead of worrying what tomorrow would bring. No one in the group wanted to hear about hospice.

I think that for a lot of people, hospice means that someone is dying very soon.

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6 Things You Should Know About Alzheimer's Disease

2017-02-13 17:41

1 Alzheimer’s disease is not a part of normal aging.

Everyone’s memory tends to slip occasionally as they age because everyone’s brains atrophy as we age. Alzheimer’s disease is typically diagnosed in people over the age of 65 but it can be diagnosed at any age. If someone is diagnosed before the age of 65, it is considered, “early onset”. Almost half of the people over the age of 85 have an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

2. Alzheimer’s disease is not an old person’s disease

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There is hope for treatment of Alzheimer's with diet and probiotics

2017-02-12 07:50

Researchers have found that bacteria in the gut may play a significant role in Alzheimer’s disease. This finding opens up new considerations for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's is a devastating type of dementia that leads to memory loss and loss of other intellectual abilities.

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Music and meditation may protect you from memory loss

2017-01-23 05:51

Researchers say that early memory loss may actually be reversed with music and meditation.

The memory loss seen with Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating. There have been intensive investigations into the possibility of preventing this from happening.

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Chicoric acid may help with memory impairment in Alzheimer's

2017-01-16 18:14

Researchers have found a compound from chicory offers a possible treatment strategy for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders are devastating conditions which slowly rob people of their memory.

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Try living away from traffic to protect yourself from dementia

2017-01-05 08:38

Researchers have found that living near traffic is associated with an increased risk for dementia.

Living near a lot of traffic can create a lot of tension and raises fears of an increased risk for pulmonary diseases including lung cancer due to the pollution.

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Education can help you beat dementia

2016-11-23 06:18

There has been a trend towards less dementia in elderly people, particularly among the well educated.

As people age a big concern is possibly being hit with dementia. One good way to avoid dementia is to get a good education according to researchers.

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Live well to lower dementia risk

2016-10-25 23:18

Factors which we have the power to change, such as weight, blood pressure and alcohol consumption, can lower dementia risk.

There has been a growing interest in how to prevent dementia naturally. In view of the devastating nature of dementia prevention with natural interventions is certainly important.

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Natural remedy for memory decline-Exercise

2016-10-21 08:47

Researchers say exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have problems with memory and thinking.

Memory decline with aging is a devastating condition. It has been encouraging to learn that exercise can help curtail memory decline in elderly people.

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It may be possible to delay aging

2016-10-16 08:02

In mice and roundworm adding a coenzyme can extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes and this is anticipated to also be true in people.

People have always dreamed of being able to stop the aging process and live indefinitely. New research shows that it may be possible to actually delay the aging process.

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Life After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Paliative Care and Hospice Explained

2016-09-22 17:57

Several years ago, I ran my very special group for the Alzheimer's Association that was for the person who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia AND their spouse, family members and caregivers. My goal throughout the many years that we met, was to educate and prepare everyone so that they could concentrate on making the most of their lives together instead of worrying what tomorrow would bring. No one in the group wanted to hear about hospice.

I think that for a lot of people, hospice means that someone is dying very soon.

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Natural remedy for brain health in old age: stay active earlier in life

2016-09-10 07:06

A new study has found moderately vigorous physical activity is associated with better cognition 25 years later.

Alzheimer's is a dreaded disease of old age with no cure. There is therefore a keen interest in trying to prevent this form of dementia.

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The Alzheimer's Disease Mortality Rate May Be Higher Than Officially Reported

2016-09-07 15:32

Studies show that Alzheimer’s disease may be killing more than 500,000 people in the United States each year, which would make Alzheimer’s disease the third leading killer behind heart disease and cancer. More than 5 million people have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. That number is expected to triple by 2050 with the aging of the “Baby Boom” generation if there are no significant medical breakthroughs until then.

Under-reporting of Alzheimer’s as a cause of death on death certificates is not a surprise to many Alzheimer’s experts.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention You Must Start Right Now

2016-08-25 05:23

Do you believe that Alzheimer’s disease is inevitable? Think again, as neurologists are discovering that by following their recommended Alzheimer’s disease prevention tips, that you can greatly reduce the odds of suffering from this disease.

According to a recent Reuters’ Health Watch video, health experts on Alzheimer’s disease are advising the public that Alzheimer’s may actually be preventable―if you take the proper prevent

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What burning more calories can do for your brain

2016-03-15 17:06

Burning more calories isn't just good for the waistline. Did you know getting up and being active can also help prevent Alzheimer's. Here's what calorie burning can do for preventing Alzheimer's disease.

Findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease show people who engage in physical activities like dancing, gardening, swimming or jogging have more gray matter in the brain.

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Vascular Dementia is Not Alzheimer's Disease

2016-01-04 12:26

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and there’s so much discussion about it that it’s easy to overlook the second most common one—vascular dementia. A recent report in Diabetes Care brought to light the importance of understanding vascular dementia, as it’s been shown that women with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing this form of dementia—rather than Alzheimer’s—than are men.

First of all, dementia is not a disease—it is a group of symptoms that have a negative impact on cognitive functions

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How Pomegranates Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

2015-12-20 13:23

Perhaps you have heard from previous studies that pomegranates have been found to help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Now scientists involved in new research have identified which compounds in this fruit seem to be behind this benefit.

The authors of several earlier research efforts have reported how compounds found in the hard-rind fruit pomegranate possess neuroprotective properties.

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Music Should Be Part of Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

2015-12-03 15:40

Several studies indicate that music should be part of Alzheimer’s disease treatment because it can be effective in dealing with significant challenges associated with the disease. Among those challenges are wandering, agitation, and depression. .

The conventional approach to dealing with Alzheimer’s patients who have wandering behaviors, depression, and/or agitation is to prescribe medications.

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Could Light Be a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

2015-11-17 13:03

Results of a new animal study suggest that use of specific types of light could be a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The treatment approach has been used in cancer patients but not in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.

Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a challenge as scientists struggle with verifying the exact causes of the disease, the degree of involvement of various contributing agents, and ide

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Sundowning symptoms and how they are experienced

2015-10-30 12:21

Sundowning is a phenomenon that is associated with increased confusion resulting in a variety of behaviors that you may not see other times of the day. It can happen with any form of dementia. Up to about 50% of persons diagnosed with some form of dementia may experience sundowning. I have my own personal theories about why it happens when it does. Keep in mind that for each person, sundowning may occur at different times of the day - it's called sundowning because it happens later in the day for a lot of people.

Some of the symptoms of Sundowning

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Alzheimer's Treatment: Snake Oil or Scientific Breakthrough

2015-10-30 11:08

What’s behind the claims and promises of the wonder treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Reading a magazine, watching television or logging onto your Facebook account can give you an endless supply of so-called break-through treatment and cures to investigate – articles, ads, infomerci

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Managing Dementia Behaviors Is Easier Than You Think

2015-10-23 11:44

Medical students are often taught, “When you hear hoofs, think horses, not zebras”. Zebra is a metaphor for symptoms, a condition, illness or disease that may be obscure, rare, scary or difficult to manage. The way to identify the sound of the hoof beats is to rule out the zebra. Maybe managing a dementia patient’s behavior is as easy as riding a horse as oppose to a riding a wild zebra.

I think a lot of people just attribute the unexplained behavior to the disease itself and think nothing can be done whether it is Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia unless we medicate

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Alzheimer’s Drug Aricept 23 (Donepezil) #4 on the List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs

2015-10-19 20:58

Also see nutritional changes you can make now to possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s is an insidious and heartbreaking disease often misrecognized or misdiagnosed as “normal aging” or mere “forgetfulness”.

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