The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. Medicines have been developed to help extend cognitive function, but often do not last. Researchers are in search of additional ways to help prevent cognitive decline and are turning to natural sources, such as fruits and fermented foods.
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What to do when your parents who has Dementia, should not drive and how to take a drivers license away from an elderly parent who suffers from Alzheimer's disease?
Royal Jelly is not the magic pill cure-all of the natural world, but the incredible health benefits do give it an almost miraculous reputation considering that scientific studies testify to its potential to positively treat a variety of illnesses and symptoms including that of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Begin to trust your own instincts when deciding to call the ER or Long Term Care because ER is for acute conditions and the in hospital units are more for chronic care.
Researchers have found in a new study that the inability to smell peppermint and other familiar smells may be a link to the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the rate of dementia is set to triple by 2050 from 50 million to 152 million. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Can our nose give our brain away?
Daughter, whose father is passing from this world, is sharing her wonderful memories of her loving father who has Alzheimer's Dementia. It's heartbreaking what their family is going through, but as long you keep and treasure the special happy memories that you made and shared together with your dad he will live on in your hearts. Life after Alzheimer's is to stay strong and support one another.
I just had to put my mother in long term care. I had been alone trying to take care of her since she was released from skilled nursing 6 weeks ago. My heart is broken as I tried so hard to make it work. She kept thinking I was my Grandma instead of her daughter. It was heartbreaking and I didn't understand. I have read your posts this morning and now know I am not alone. This is the worst time of/in my life without any doubt.
Hi guys, my mom has Alzheimer's Dementia and she is at the point where she absolutely refuses to bath or brush her teeth, every time I ask her to bath she gets extremely upset and aggressive. Any suggestions?
What is BDNF you ask? Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor is a specific neurotrophin that scientists are calling fertilizer for our brains and because of this it can lower our risk of dementia. The amazing thing about BDNF is that we get to influence how much we possess, and thus reap all of the incredible health benefits in our daily lives.
A new review in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggest that being married might decrease your chance of developing Dementia. This is an amazing link between marriage and dementia that needs further research and exploration.
The percentage of Alzheimer's disease is climbing as you read this. Today tech mogul, Bill Gates, invested $100 million dollars to fund research for Alzheimer's disease treatment. Keep reading to find out why Zinc may be part of the solution to protect your brain.
Vegans and vegetarian have a healthy practice that may significantly factor into the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease. The research is blantantly clear that juicing may prevent degenerative and debilitating disease.
Alzheimer's Disease is an age-related irreversible condition that robs people of their independence and most precious lifetime memories. Research shows a lifestyle of proper eating that includes a diet high in plant-based foods, particularly fruits and vegetables and is low in fat, can go a long way toward preventing the disease.
Blood levels of magnesium should neither be too high or too low to reduce your risk of dementia, according to the latest study.
Researchers say that listening to inspiring music in a group and taking part in discussions about music and life is a positive interaction which makes people feel good.
Researchers say omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
We have gotten into an international bad habit of cooking our food in aluminum foil, which is one of the most commonly used items in the kitchen. Aluminum foil is popularly used for wrapping sandwiches and covering leftovers too. But is safe to cook and wrap our foods in this heavy metal?
Researchers say that cinnamon may decrease the damage of a high-fat diet.
Researchers say stroke prevention may also decrease the risk of some dementias and this can be accomplished with lifestyle changes.
Whether regular or diet, drinking soda is damaging to your health.
Drugs used for Alzheimer's treatment are not always safe, shows the research. This is why people are looking for alternative, including foods that can help with aging brain and benefits diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Research on the cognitive related healing capabilities of Moring Oleifera (horseradish seeds) has confirmed ancient folklore of this miracle plant, which has been used for thousands of years, to treat cognitive dysfunction. This scientifically proven ability gives new hope for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
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.
Researchers say they have determined there is a "tipping point" which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
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.