Tagged as Alzheimer's

Bacteria can influence our bodies in ways even experts still struggle to understand. Invaders can ravage a system, some attacking with such speed and fury that they can overwhelm and kill their hosts despite all efforts to stop them. In some cases, the damage and waste products bacteria leave behind could be equally as devastating. They might even contribute to many different autoimmune and neurodegenerative...
December 31, 2020
Ask just about anyone which decade was the absolute best to be a kid, and they’ll likely name their own era. The best music? That usually depends on which songs the person heard the most in their middle-school and teen years. Given a choice between Howdy Doody, Super Friends and Pokémon, which reigns supreme? You guessed it: The answer likely depends on which era was yours. And this says something...
December 18, 2020
Alzheimer's and dementia devastate lives. They destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and they have a way of making us feel helpless. But maybe we're not as helpless as it seems. Maybe we can do something to keep these monsters at bay. We already -know that interventions like cognitive training and physical exercise -can delay dementia. But we also know from other conditions that almost...
August 10, 2020
The eyes might be the window to the soul, but they can offer surprising insights to your health, too. A new take on an old eye exam may be able to tell if someone has Alzheimer’s disease. An imaging technique called OCT angiography, which takes pictures of blood vessels and nerves in the back of the eye, may be able to detect early Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found that similar vascular changes...
May 6, 2020
Is brain degeneration avoidable? - This may be the most important health question we ever try to answer in our lifetime. One that affects over 1 billion of the world’s population. You may find this hard to believe, but -many brain diseases are caused by only 2 or 3 core issues. They are not random. They don’t just happen. What if the cure for top brain disorders and an overall healthier brain is outside...
March 13, 2020
As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to avoid trans fats, we may now also have to worry about their long-term effects on the brain. You might not see as many trans fats on labels as you used to, but they’re still out there, quietly wreaking havoc on our health. They might even increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Check this out. Trans Fats on the Body - Trans fats- used to be...
February 17, 2020
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes memory loss, cognitive decline, and death. There is no known cure, and - current treatments - do little to affect disease progression. Better approaches could be on the horizon, however, and one may include use of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive agent found in marijuana. Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease only...
January 14, 2020
Their deep, saturated red will make you sweat. Their thick stems are seductively plump. Their green, leafy tops are vibrant and tasty. What vegetable could we possibly be talking about? - The beet - Beets certainly don’t have a rep as the sexiest of all vegetables, but when you take their health benefits into account, they begin to look more and more attractive. These root vegetables have been around...
September 9, 2019
Research conducted by the -University of Chicago- showed that long-term antibiotic treatment may be effective at warding off and slowing down Alzheimer’s disease in men. The study analyzed the effects of antibiotics on gut bacteria, which has been linked with the development of the disease. Although the study was conducted on male and female mice, the treatment was found to be ineffective in female...
July 3, 2019
Today 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. By 2050 the number is projected to grow to nearly 14 million. Bracing against the disease, while standing alongside those diagnosed, are family and friends wrapped in an intricate web of perplexing emotion. Dementia plays out in stages. I think about - the arc of my mother’s life - as college sorority sister, to wife, mother...
January 27, 2019