Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The study was led by the University of Exeter - simultaneously published on July 14 in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer’s progression

Researchers have found that nilvadipine, a drug that doctors regularly use to treat hypertension, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by increasing blood flow to the brain

Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer’s progressionAlzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This progressive disorder causes the degeneration and, ultimately, the death of brain cells. People with dementia experience cognitive decline, and have issues making judgments and performing everyday tasks. Dementia affects millions of people worldwide. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, the number of people with dementia was […]

Squeezing of blood vessels may contribute to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

Reduced blood flow to the brain associated with early Alzheimer's may be caused by the contraction of cells wrapped around blood vessels, according to a UCL-led study that opens up a new way to potentially treat the disease

Squeezing of blood vessels may contribute to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’sBlood provides the brain’s energy supply in the form of glucose and oxygen. Earlier studies have suggested the first change in Alzheimer’s disease is a decrease in cerebral blood flow. The study, published today in the journal Science and funded by the European Research Council, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation, looked at the role of […]

Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease, suggests new study

Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer’s or not

Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease, suggests new studyThe bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s. “We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen […]

Antibiotics may help curb Alzheimer’s symptoms, finds study

The study, conducted at The University of Chicago, Illinois, demonstrated how long-term antibiotic use could reduce inflammation and slow the growth of amyloid plaques in male mice

Antibiotics may help curb Alzheimer’s symptoms, finds studyResearch showed that an antibiotic mix impacted the gut bacteria in mice to the point that it slowed the growth and development of Alzheimer’s, but only in males. Amyloid plaques are a feature specific to Alzheimer’s disease. They form when a particular protein within the neurons of the brain build-up and clump together. These amyloid […]

Garlic can help enhance memory and have other health benefits on your body

There is a new reason for you to love adding garlic to your diet. Researchers have found that eating garlic regularly could help reduce the effects of memory problems, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Garlic can help enhance memory and have other health benefits on your bodyThe study, presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting, shows that a compound present in garlic provides health benefits to the brain as well as the gut. Allyl sulfide, an allicin-derived organosulfur compound, was found effective in improving long- and short-term memory and in reducing intestinal inflammation, mindbodygreen reported on Monday, April 08. The findings […]

Daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s, reveals study

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia

Daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s, reveals studyThe researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes per day of music listening or simple yoga meditation for 12 weeks. Samples of their blood from before and after the 3 months of therapy revealed changes in levels of certain markers with associations to cell […]

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

How quickly do we experience the benefits of exercise? A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adultsThis includes the hippocampus, which shrinks with age and is the brain region attacked first in Alzheimer’s disease “While it has been shown that regular exercise can increase the volume of the hippocampus, our study provides new information that acute exercise has the ability to impact this important brain region,” said Dr J. Carson Smith, […]

Researchers gather more evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analysed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood samples from patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers gather more evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer’sRecently published in JAMA Neurology, the study suggests that the NFL concentration in the blood could be able to indicate if a drug actually affects the loss of nerve cells. The blood samples were collected over several years, and on multiple occasions, from 1,182 patients with different degrees of cognitive impairment, and 401 healthy subjects […]

Add virgin coconut oil in seniors diet to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that are classified as a ‘superfood’. It contains a combination of fatty acids that have a positive effect on your health such as weight management, cognition and energy boost. Realising the benefits of Coconut oil, renowned nutritionist Sheryl Salis, R.D, C.D.E, Consultant Nutritionist, shares her insights on preventing Alzheimer’s by adding a simple ingredient in your diet

Add virgin coconut oil in seniors diet to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseAlzheimer’s disease in older adults is known to be the most common cause of dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest of daily tasks. It is also now known as insulin resistance of the brain. Dementia ranges in […]
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