Posts Tagged ‘memory loss’

What to Look for When Visiting your Aging Parents

An article by the Mayo Clinic Staff gives insights on what to look for as warning signs of possible health problems when visiting aging parents. In many cases this may also be a single aging parent who has lost a spouse due to death or divorce. Taking Care of Themselves The main thing you want…

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Dietary Supplements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of the adults in the United States use dietary supplements such as herbs and other nutrients. Some of these products are known to be a potential cause of severe liver injury. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require the same kinds…

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Yerba Santa Shrub may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The search for a cure, prevention or way to retard the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) so far has not borne fruit, in spite of the fact that millions of dollars are being poured into research. Scientists all over the world are trying hard to find some way to prevent, slow down or cure Alzheimer’s…

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Tips for Caregivers and their Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s During Holidays

How to Care for a Loved one with Alzheimer’s and Enjoy Holidays  Holidays can present unique challenges for Alzheimer’s caregivers. On the one hand, the holidays bring friends and families together, trigger up good memories and can also be a kind of reminiscent therapy for people with Alzheimer’s suffering from memory loss. However, holidays  can…

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New Breakthrough Gives Hope to Millions of Seniors with Hearing Loss

Scientists Succeeded to Regrow Sensory Hairs Necessary for Proper Hearing A new study published September 30, 2018, in the European Journal of Neuroscience is about a major breakthrough that could possibly restore hearing loss to more than 40 million Americans who have experienced some degree of hearing impairment. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical…

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Why Some People with Alzheimer’s Hallmarks Never Develop the Dementia

Studies Showed that the Hallmark Proteins of Alzheimer’s Did not Grow in the Synapses Neuroscientists have been intrigued by research that discovered people with classical Alzheimer’s hallmarks of beta amyloid protein plaques and tangles made up of tau protein in their brains who never developed Alzheimer’s disease. These are called Non-Demented with Alzheimer’s Neuropathology (NDAN).…

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Women who Had Three or More Children Had Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Women Make up Two thirds of People with Alzheimer’s Disease It has long been noted that more women than men contract Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It was believed that because women usually live longer than men and that aging increases the risk for Alzheimer’s, there are more women than men suffering from Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the…

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Low-Intensity Ultrasound may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia

Non-invasive Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia A new study from Japan published May 20, 2018, in Brain Stimulation may give hope to seniors and their loved ones about a possible non-invasive treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). Past research showed that applying low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to the hippocampus, which…

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Metals and Alzheimer’s Disease

Metals Interact with Beta Amyloid Protein in Brains of Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Over the years research has discovered that changes in the metabolism of biometals takes place in the brains of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and these biometals interact with the beta amyloid protein in their brains and this causes the beta…

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