Medical science has made wondrous advances to extend lifespan. But, despite our best efforts, long life does not always translate into good health. A worst-case scenario that many people fear is having a functioning body, stricken with dementia. Memory is at the core of who we are in many ways, and losing it is a frightening prospect.Finding ways to fight Alzheimer’s and dementia naturallyBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
Turns out that feel-good hormone dopamine (you experience it when pleased or motivated) can help out your sluggish memory as you age. Researchers have found that dopamine specifically affects episodic memory. This is the part of long-term memory that allows us to recall actual events, and happens to be the first part of the memory affected in Alzheimer’s dementia.
An estimated 5.4 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias, and that number will likely rise to 11 to 16 million people by the year 2050 if no effective cures or preventive measures are developed.
Research shows that managing and treating vascular disease risk factors are not only beneficial for preventing heart disease and stroke, but also common forms of dementia.
An estimated 5.4 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and that number will likely rise to 11 to 16 million people by the year 2050 if no effective cures or preventive measures are developed.
Scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) have discovered that older honeybees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees.
A new study published in the online issue of Neurology suggests that eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken, salad dressing, and nuts, may be associated with lower blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer’s disease and memory problems.
There is much wisdom in the old saying “You are what you eat,” and doctors and dietitians alike will tell you that good health starts with a good diet. To help make eating well as simple as possible, we teamed up with four nutrition specialists to create an easy-to-follow diet plan that’s good for everyone.Forget the fads. This plan is all you need to reach your ideal weight--and maintain it.by Lindsay Wilson
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Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that scares many of us. “Senior moments” such as losing track of our keys, stumbling over names, and losing our train of thought may leave us wondering if more serious issues such as not recognizing close friends and relatives, forgetting how to dress, and losing muscular control are right around the corner.Rare Chinese compound reproduced in US lab