Tagged as Dementia

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
Served cold, fresh and crisp, an apple rewards us with a juicy mixture of tart and sweet with each crunchy bite. Is it any wonder that apples have inspired people to think of good health? Turns out there might have been a good reason and moreover, there may be a connection to Alzheimer's prevention. Apples contain flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins that may all work together to reduce the risk of...
August 3, 2020
Alzheimer's disease is the -most common form of dementia. While a single direct cause is still not entirely known, there are some things scientists are learning that may aid in the prevention. Sugary snacks, starchy foods and processed meats aren’t the healthiest options. But could these foods also increase your Alzheimer's risk? - The Apparent Sugar and Alzheimer's Link - Consuming too much sugar...
July 13, 2020
Sugar can be downright divine. Just thinking about all the sinful, sticky, gooey possibilities can get our mouths watering. Humans and animals alike are -programmed- to love the sweet stuff, but too much of it may trigger a nasty spiral that can be difficult to escape. Excessive sugar consumption can cause changes to the brain similar to those caused by drug addiction, leading to cravings, binges and...
July 1, 2020
Dementia is a general term for an overall decline in cognitive function that includes Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. As the disease progresses it causes memory, language, and reasoning skills to deteriorate. Although typically associated with adults over the age of 65, approximately 5% of patients develop an early-onset form of dementia...
May 5, 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
Many people claim tea enhances the brain’s performance and keeps this essential organ healthy. These claims were once considered anecdotal, but recent research reveals that tea may actually have positive benefits on the brain. Whether you want to fend off dementia or boost your mood, a warm cup of tea may be just what's needed. Tea warms you up on a chilly day, but it may also be a mood booster and...
February 4, 2020
Everyone’s brain gets a bit dim with age; it’s part of the normal aging process. However, forgetfulness can also be a sign that -something more serious- is at play, such as dementia, hypothyroidism, medication interactions, brain tumor, trauma or another disease. If an illness is to blame, quick intervention is vital. Therefore, it’s important to recognize the difference between normal forgetfulness...
January 2, 2020
Our recent news cycle has teemed with reports from the -Alzheimer’s Association International Conference- (AAIC18), an annual gathering of scientists and researchers from around the globe sharing their latest findings. I follow this news closely because of selfish worry I may develop dementia following the loss of both parents to this devastating brain disease. My middle-aged siblings and I are -children...
September 4, 2019