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|1/19/2013 - Exposure to secondhand smoke significantly increases a person's risk of developing severe dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from China's Anhui Medical University and researchers from U.S. and U.K. universities, and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
|1/11/2013 - Loss of cognition and the ability to form new memories affects the daily lives of an ever increasing number of aging adults. Often, this decline is the first sign of dementia and can lead to more serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease. Many forward thinking practitioners and alternative health...|
|12/14/2012 - Studies have linked factors such as living alone or a lack of social connections to an increased risk of dementia. But according to a study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, it is actually feelings of loneliness, rather than any of these objective external factors, that...|
|11/24/2012 - It's common knowledge that exercise is good for the body. Regular exercise aids in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, among other important benefits. New research now shows, though, that exercise can prove to be a very vital factor in the lessening or prevention of cognitive impairment.
|11/22/2012 - Incidence of cognitive decline leading to dementia and Alzheimer's disease is rising at unprecedented levels among those aged 65 and older. Many people fear the myriad of memory-robbing forms of dementia more than a diagnosis of cancer. Blueberries and strawberries, which are high in flavonoids that...|
|10/9/2012 - There is probably no more dreaded illness associated with getting older than Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia - and the number of people with this identity-destroying, mind-robbing horror is growing. The increase is mostly blamed on the aging population but that doesn't explain why...|
|11/8/2011 - Alzheimer's disease is becoming an epidemic among baby boomers. But mainstream medicine cannot reverse Alzheimer's. They do offer medications intended to make dementia more bearable, but with unbearable side effects. Meanwhile, Big Pharma's quest for patents ignores evidence of a few safe natural substances...|
|10/24/2011 - Loss of cognitive function, most commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease, instills feelings of fear and insecurity more than any other chronic condition, including a cancer diagnosis. Researchers publishing in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found...|
|9/20/2011 - Currently, an estimated 24 million people world-wide are living with Alzheimer's disease or some other type of the mind and personality-robbing affliction known as dementia. And the numbers keep climbing. But why? Mainstream medicine puts the blame on the fact people are living longer and genetics offers...|
|8/18/2011 - Would you be willing to make six simple lifestyle changes if you knew you could lower your risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by 50%? Researchers publishing the result of a study in the journal Lancet Neurology found that the exploding incidence of this horrific form of dementia is due in large...|
|8/10/2011 - To hear many people in the mainstream media as well as mainstream medicine describe it, dementia is something similar to a curse: you will get it or you won't, so all you can do as you get older is just wait and see. Fortunately, evidence is mounting that shows this simply isn't so, and healthy and...|
|7/29/2011 - Head injuries incurred in war and also in football may significantly increase the risk of developing dementia later in life, according to two recent studies: The Australian reports.
Research at San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center found that older war veterans who sustained traumatic...|
|7/16/2011 - A study recently published in the journal Nature Genetics explains that nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, or NRTIs, which are drugs used primarily in Africa and other developing regions of the world to treat HIV and AIDS, are responsible for causing heart disease, dementia, premature...|
|5/9/2011 - Researchers publishing in the journal Nutrition show that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and natural foods including nuts and seeds can lower levels of dangerous homocysteine, an amino acid linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia. Reviewing data from eleven trials including...|
|3/1/2011 - Pharmaceutical companies view the elderly as a lucrative market. However a panel of experts at the recent Senate Aging Committee forum decided to speak up. Over-medication occurs far too often in those diagnosed with dementia, the panel warned, and as baby boomers age the problem will only worsen.
|2/20/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. The condition, which most often plays itself out in the form of Alzheimer's disease, is an abnormal neurological condition that is likely caused by a combination of factors, including but not limited to things like fluoride...|
|1/16/2011 - Mega-doses of B vitamins may significantly slow brain shrinkage and slow the progression of dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal PLoS One.
"This is a very dramatic and striking result," lead researcher David Smith said. "It's...|
|1/12/2011 - For years, NaturalNews has covered the mounting research linking green tea and its extracts to a host of disease-fighting benefits -- from halting the progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (http://www.naturalnews.com/029055_leukemia_green_tea.html) and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease...|
|11/2/2010 - It`s important to understand that many of the top 10 killer diseases have one metabolic factor in common. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer`s disease and the process of aging are all accelerated by wild blood sugar swings that lead to insulin resistance. Humans have not evolved to consume a...|
|9/22/2010 - The costs associated with treating dementia represent more than one percent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP), says the 2010 World Alzheimer Report. In other words, if dementia was its own country, it would be the world's 18th largest economy -- and costs are only expected to continue rising.
|1/1/2010 - Natural methods can be used to avoid or improve dementia symptoms. Part I examined how diet plays a key role in improving the symptoms of dementia, but diet is only the first step in avoiding or treating dementia.
Removal of Gas Appliances:
There is some evidence to suggest that fossil fuel-powered...|
|12/21/2009 - Anyone who has been affected by dementia or who has watched a loved one live with this condition can attest that this is perhaps one of most frightening diseases in the world. Dementia can be a symptom of a specific disease like Alzheimer`s disease, but many feel that dementia is not a symptom but "the...|
|12/2/2009 - Evidence continues to mount that the family of plant compounds known as flavonoids can help slow or even halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Flavonoids are a family of chemicals that have been widely studied for a variety of health benefits. They are powerful...|
|9/22/2009 - A recent report found that 35 million people around the world have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. The number is expected to double every 20 years "unless there is a medical breakthrough." Dementia rates have grown 10% over what was predicted just a few years back, and this is attributed to...|
|7/23/2009 - Many cases of senior dementia are actually caused by drug side effects and could be reversed with a change in prescription, reports the consumer advocacy nonprofit Public Citizen on its Web site WorstPills.org.
"Sadly, doctors don't always recognize cognitive impairment as a side effect, so many...|
|6/5/2009 - Researchers have found that low serum levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for host of health problems ranging from diabetes and osteoporosis to depression, dental cavities and periodontal disease. What's more, in 2008, numerous studies concluded that people with higher serum levels...|
|2/27/2009 - It's a pleasant surprise when something questionable turns out to be full of health benefits. First chocolate was found to prevent heart disease. Then red wine was shown to increase overall longevity. Now the spotlight is on coffee. Newly released studies reveal that coffee drinking lowers risk of stroke,...|
|2/25/2009 - Where did I leave my keys? Who am I supposed to call again? What did I mean by that scribbled note, anyway? Everybody experiences these incidents of forgetfulness.
As we get older, these kinds of memory lapses can become routine, and are casually attributed to "advancing years" by many baby boomers,...|
|12/9/2008 - There's often little hope to be found about the mind-robbing disease known as Alzheimer's and other dementias linked to aging. But two new studies raise the possibility that there are ways to delay, lessen or even successfully treat dementia – including using non-drug approaches based on ancient meditation...|
|11/20/2008 - Regularly eating high levels of tofu may increase the risk of the memory loss associated with dementia, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, and published in the journal Dementias and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders.
|11/17/2008 - The cognitive decline caused by dementia can be slowed by as simple a measure as brighter daytime lighting, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
One of the most difficult symptoms...|
|11/7/2008 - People with large waistlines in middle age have three times the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente and published in the journal Neurology.
Researchers measured the abdominal fat levels...|
|8/13/2008 - The use of daytime bright lighting to improve the circadian rhythm of elderly persons was associated with modest improvement in symptoms of dementia, and the addition of the use of melatonin resulted in improved sleep, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA.
"In elderly patients with dementia,...|
|7/15/2008 - Research has found that high cholesterol levels in your 40's or younger increases the risk of dementia which includes Alzheimer's disease. Dementia is a syndrome which describes a disorder of memory, thinking and behaviour. It is caused by a number of serious diseases that destroy brain cells. Alzheimer's...|
|6/26/2008 - Although not authorized for such use, anti-psychotic drugs continue to be used to sedate Alzheimer's and other dementia patients with potentially devastating consequences.
Anti-psychotic drugs are designed for patients whose schizophrenia or bipolar disorder causes them to experience hallucinations...|
|4/23/2008 - A new study shows that middle-aged people with excess fat around the waist and belly are nearly three times more likely to suffer from dementia in their 70s and 80s than people with little to no belly fat.
Dementia is a condition which causes memory loss, speech problems, and general brain and mind...|
|2/6/2007 - The practice of acupressure might help calm people suffering from dementia, one study suggests.
A Taiwanese study found acupressure might alleviate the agitations that people with forms of dementia like Alzheimer's go through. Acupressure is like acupuncture, only using hands instead of needles.
|1/18/2007 - New Canadian research appearing in the February issue of the journal Neuropsychologia found that knowing two languages or more can postpone the onset of dementia in old age by more than four years.
The researchers -- led by Dr. Ellen Bialystok of the Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre...|
|11/23/2006 - A new Tufts University study published in the November issue of the journal Archives of Neurology has found that people with diets high in fatty fish run a significantly lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
The study examined the diets and dementia levels of nearly 900 men...|
|11/16/2006 - A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston has added to growing evidence that suggests increased levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenioc acid (DHA) in the blood can significantly lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
"Subjects with baseline plasma PC DHA levels in...|
|8/28/2006 - A large prospective study -- perhaps the most definitive yet of the relationship between exercise and dementia -- found that older adults who exercised at least three times per week were less likely to develop dementia than those who were less active (Article, p. 73). The study participants were 65...|
|8/4/2006 - By analyzing blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, gender, level of exercise, genetic factors, age and education, scientists say they have created a test to determine the chances of a person developing dementia in middle age.
"The idea is to have a simple tool to predict the risk for...|
|7/26/2006 - Mayo Clinic researchers have found that ovariectomy, surgical removal of a woman’s ovaries, raises her risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment. Risk is especially increased if a woman has her ovaries removed at a young age.
The findings will be presented Wednesday at the American Academy...|
|7/17/2006 - -- New research shows that prediabetes, a precursor to diabetes resulting from slightly elevated blood sugar levels, has been shown to greatly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm studied 1,173 people age 75 and older, including...|
|7/10/2006 - A newly redesigned antioxidant may play a critical role in preventing HIV-1-associated dementia, says a University of Missouri-Rolla chemist. Her research will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Experimental Neurology.
“A third of the adults and half of the children with AIDS develop...|
|2/9/2006 - Researchers have discovered that common prescription drugs (antidepressants, allergy drugs and more) cause side effects that mimic the onset of dementia. Well finally, this explains why patients who get on one prescription drug always seem to lose their minds and start popping five more drugs (all under...|
|1/9/2006 - The link between old age and forgetfulness is cliché enough to be the subject of greeting cards, sitcoms and jokes. We take it for granted so often that very few of us take the time to question why it happens. However, experts may have found the answer in an essential fatty acid called phosphatidylserine....|
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|12/7/2005 - Acetyl-L-carnitine may offer unprecedented hope for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or the aftereffects of a stroke. The human brain is uniquely powerful and complex, but it is sometimes difficult for it to fully recover from damage. People who have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain...|
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