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Mental Health – Alzheimer’s

Melatonin and Physical Activity May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted February 23, 2014

Alzheimer’s dementia is a devastating disease characterized by loss of normal thoughts parameters and memory that will strike one in ten over the age of 65 and nearly half by the time they reach 85. These scary statistics mean that virtually everyone will be touched in some way by this insidious illness at some point in their lives. A rapidly growing library of scientific evidence continues to emerge that demonstrates there are a number of lifestyle changes that we can make as young and middle aged adults that can significantly lower our risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Research reveals the latest weapon against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s: Green tea

Posted February 20, 2014

Is it possible that the simple act of drinking green tea can help protect your brain against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease? A multitude of studies have looked into the effects that the tea has on neurological health — and the results are promising.

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Omega-3 fatty acids offer a potential new Alzheimer’s treatment

Posted February 17, 2014

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in conjunction with researchers from the United States are working on a way that might help treat Alzheimer’s disease with omega-3 fatty acids. According to the researchers such an approach is “entirely new” and offers new treatments for the most common form of dementia.

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DSM: Vitamin-E Can Slow Functional Decline in Alzheimer’s patients

Posted February 11, 2014

DSM’s Quali-E Vitamin E has been proven to delay functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) by 19%, according to studies by the company. In addition, a daily high dose (2000 IU per day) supplementation of Vitamin E over a long period of time (2.3 years) did not raise safety concerns, the company said.

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Discover the power of alpha lipoic acid for removing heavy metals, taming diabetes and protecting against Alzheimer’s

Posted February 10, 2014

With diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders reaching epidemic proportions, natural remedies that combat these health concerns are in high demand. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can help with these pressing issues and more. This formidable antioxidant has also shown promise in curbing osteoporosis, reducing the damage caused by stroke, as well as preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease.

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Natural flavonol compound in fruits and vegetables prevents Alzheimer’s disease

Posted February 4, 2014

Riddled with deposits of a peptide called beta-amyloid, the brain can become consumed with plaque, which builds up in the spaces between nerve cells. When nerve cells begin to die off, symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease set in.

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Better than any prescription drug: Omega-3 fats slash the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Posted February 3, 2014

Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil capsule can help lower the risk of sudden death from a heart attack by one-third, as it lowers levels of systemic inflammation, the catalyst for many types of cancer and a primary cause of advanced mortality. Many people have a virtually nonexistent intake of omega-3 fats that leads to a dangerous imbalance with omega-6 fats and a cascade of potentially lethal chronic diseases.

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Strawberry, Cucumber Nutrient May Prevent Alzheimers Memory Loss

Posted January 31, 2014

Yet another good reason to eat your fruits and vegetables! A nutrient found in produce, especially strawberries and cucumbers, may help to prevent memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted January 28, 2014

A chemical that’s found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease in mice, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered. In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer’s symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound—a flavonol called fisetin—prevented the progressive memory and learning impairments.

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High Vitamin E Doses May Help Delay Progression of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s

Posted January 27, 2014

Researchers have discovered a way to slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, and there’s promising work underway to delay the start of symptoms as well.

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