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 - Marico Limited, 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 […]

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 […]

Long-term hormone use after menopause linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a large Finnish study suggests

Long-term hormone use after menopause linked to Alzheimer’s riskMany women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms since 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in the U.S. linked treatments containing man-made versions of the female hormones estrogen and progestin to an increased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. While some previous research has also linked HRT to […]

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain disease

Dietary choices including eating plenty of spinach and drinking orange juice are said to help slash the risk of early memory loss for men. But there’s more of dietary choice and foods which can help boost memory. Read on to know more

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain diseaseI have fond memories of sitting at the bench seat in my grandparent’s farm house, preparing organic vegetables from the garden for meals and then, upon completion, sharing a pot of tea with honey, along with a couple of biscuits, with my grandmother. My patient and highly-informed grandmother shared stories about the world, her days […]

New eye exam technique helps detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Using an ultrasensitive scanning technique, researchers can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, according to a new report

New eye exam technique helps detect early signs of Alzheimer’s diseaseDuke University researchers found that these small retinal blood vessels were altered in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, but in not in those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or those with no signs of mental decline. “Among the people who had Alzheimer’s there was a significant reduction in the density of the blood vessels in the […]

Long-term obesity linked to higher dementia risk in older adults

Healthy older adults who have been obese for years may be at higher risk of developing dementia than their peers who aren’t overweight, research from the UK suggests

Long-term obesity linked to higher dementia risk in older adultsThe study team followed two groups of dementia-free adults aged 65 to 74 years for up to 15 years. One group, considered healthy, included 257,523 non-smokers who didn’t have cancer, heart failure or multiple chronic health problems; another group of 161,927 adults, deemed unhealthy, did smoke or have serious chronic medical issues. Over the first […]

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseases

A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseasesThe discovery made by a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Amy Wyatt from Flinders University in South Australia has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Pregnancy is a unique physiological state involving biological stresses that promote protein damage (misfolding) within the maternal body. The research delves into the way the […]

New evidence boosts link between sleep apnoea and Alzheimer’s disease

A new study, to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, reveals a connection between sleep apnoea and increased levels of a toxic brain protein commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease

New evidence boosts link between sleep apnoea and Alzheimer’s diseaseThese findings bolster the growing body of evidence linking sleep problems with the onset of neurodegenerative conditions. It is becoming increasingly clear that sleep plays an incredibly important role in our overall cognitive health. Disrupted sleep has long been associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; however scientists have only recently started to unpack exactly how […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Keeping yourself fit in middle age can help reduce dementia risk in adults

Keeping yourself fit in middle age can help reduce dementia risk in adultsMental activities included reading, playing instruments, singing in a choir, visiting concerts, gardening, doing needlework or attending religious services. “These results indicate that these activities in middle age may play a role in preventing dementia in old age and preserving cognitive health,” said study author Jenna Najar, MD, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. […]
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