Posts Tagged ‘alzheimers’

When it is Time to Think about Disability Insurance

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM) Disability Insurance Awareness Month is to remind us to make sure we are financially covered for health problems that can lead  to disability and financial distress. Disability insurance is really income insurance. Most Disability is from Diseases No one ever wants to think about the possibility of suddenly…

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Prevent Inflammation and Chronic Diseases

Oleocanthal in Extra Virgin Olive Oil has Anti-inflammatory and Pain Relieving Properties Researchers discovered that a substance in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)  called oleocanthal has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that work in the same way as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Ibuprofen. The results were published in the Nature Journal , September 1, 2005,…

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Dementia, Gun Ownership and Driving

America is a Gun Toting Country It is estimated that 33% of all seniors own a gun, 12% live with someone who has a gun and in 1999 it was estimated that 60% of all people with dementia (PWDs) live in a home where there is a gun. By 2050 it is estimated that 7.8-11.8…

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Respite Care: A Break for Caregivers and Seniors

Volunteer Caregivers Work 24/7 without Pay No matter what our jobs are we all need to take a break. No one can go 24/7 without a rest. However, voluntary caregivers who work without pay 24/7, are usually family members of seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. At present, Medicare will not pay for a senior…

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New Blood Test to Identify Risk for Alzheimer’s

News about a new blood test to discover who is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease years before the symptoms show up was published April 6, 2018, in EMBO Molecular Medicine. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease causes the build up of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, which in turn cause the destruction of brain…

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A Saliva test to Predict who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ibuprofen is not a Cure for Alzheimer’s Recent media headlines declaring that Ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease appeared very quickly all around the world. Only a few of the articles bothered to explain that Ibuprofen is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, but if it is taken early enough, before the disease sets in, it may stop…

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Beets may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A compound called betanin found in beets Beta vulgaris, a common garden vegetable may be able to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study published by the American Chemical Society was presented at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on March 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Betanin Stopped Oxidation of…

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Green Leaf Vegetables may Prevent Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Eat those Greens! A study published January, 2018, in the Neurology Journal found that eating some kinds of vegetables with green leaves significantly prevented cognitive decline in seniors. In fact, those that ate the highest amount of greens were found to be 11 years cognitively younger than those who ate less. The study followed 960 seniors…

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Alzheimer’s can be Reversed, Improved or Prevented in Mice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Improved Alzheimer’s Disease Characteristics in Mice People who reside in countries, mainly around the Mediterranean, where olive oil is the main dietary fat and cooking oil live longer, have less heart disease, less metabolic disease and less dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than people in other countries. Extra virgin olive oil makes…

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Vitamin B3 Niacin may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s

Vitamin B3 Niacin found to Prevent Brain Damage and Reverse Memory Loss in Mice Moms may have known what they were talking about when they told us to eat fish before tests in school in order to help us pass them. Fish, especially tuna, contains a lot of a common vitamin known as Vitamin B3…

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