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 […]

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

The report, which combines the work of 24 international experts, says lifestyle factors can play a major role in increasing or reducing an individual's dementia risk. It examines the benefits of building a "cognitive reserve", which means strengthening the brain's networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia riskOne in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

12 health benefits of drinking pomegranate juice

Adding pomegranate juice to your diet reduce your risk for chronic disease and inflammation. Do check with your doctor before drinking it every day to be sure that it won’t interfere with your medications

12 health benefits of drinking pomegranate juiceFresh juice doesn’t have to be green or full of spinach to be healthy. Pomegranate juice contains more than 100 phytochemicals. Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. The pomegranate fruit has been used for thousands of years as medicine. Today, pomegranate juice is being studied for its many health […]

What’s bad for the heart is also bad for the brain, reveals study

People who have risk factors for heart disease like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity may also be more likely to develop structural changes in the brain that can lead to dementia, a recent study suggests

What’s bad for the heart is also bad for the brain, reveals studyResearchers examined data on 9,772 adults, ages 44 to 79, who all had at least one MRI brain scan and provided general health information and medical records for the analysis. The researchers looked for associations between brain structure and so-called vascular risk factors. They found that except for high cholesterol, all of the other vascular […]

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 […]

Dementia is not a specific illness or disease

It involves a variety of symptoms associated with impaired thinking, memory, and communication

Dementia is not a specific illness or diseaseTo have a diagnosis of dementia, the decline in functioning must affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. This article will look at several types of dementia, and how they change as the condition progresses. Types of dementia Dementia may have different causes. Changes to the brain depend on the type of dementia a […]

‘Lack of cleaning’ in brain cells is central contributing factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists around the world are still struggling to understand Alzheimer's better in order to treat and potentially prevent the development of the debilitating disease in the future. No new medications have been approved in recent years

‘Lack of cleaning’ in brain cells is central contributing factor for Alzheimer’s diseaseAn international research team with representation from the University of Copenhagen has created a better understanding of Alzheimer’s. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, a process called mitophagy, is weakened in animals and humans with Alzheimer’s. And when they improve mitophagy in the animals, the Alzheimer’s symptoms nearly disappear. In […]

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s

In order to detect and treat poor patients from rural areas suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Maharashtra government had set-up ‘Memory Clinic’ in 28 districts of the state. Till now, the clinic has attended more than 2,200 patients, out of which 300 patients have been diagnosed and are being treated for dementia

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’sWith an aim to detect the rising number of cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s in rural areas, the state government has set-up ‘Memory Clinics.’ In this clinic patients and the family members are counselled by the doctors. And the main focus is on the early detection of the disease. With a rising number of cases, […]

Physical fragility can make people more prone to develop dementia

A study in The Lancet Neurology has linked physical frailty and symptoms of dementia, suggesting that frailty should be considered in clinical care

Physical fragility can make people more prone to develop dementiaScientists have found that those over the age of 59 who were weak were more likely to have brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s and symptoms of dementia than those who in more robust health. They say fewer symptoms were discovered among people of the same age group who had substantial brain changes but were not […]

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities that others might consider routine

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’sDementia takes a toll on those who live with it—and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood, increased irritability, and changes in personality and behaviour. People who have AD/dementia also have twice the risk […]
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