Preventing Dementia

// Jun 8th, 2014
“Senior Moments” are NOT a Normal Part of Aging Source:  Dr Mercola In spite of how common memory loss is among Westerners, it is NOT a “normal” part of aging. Research has shown that even mild “senior moments” are caused by the same brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s... 
Astaxanthin is a Rising Star in Alzheimer’s Prevention Source: Dr Mercola Astaxanthin is a natural pigment with unique properties and many clinical benefits, including some of the most potent antioxidant activity currently known. It is the same pigment that makes flamingos pink. These birds are born with grey... 
  Gut bacteria and brain function: The challenges of a growing field Philip W. J. Burnet University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, United Kingdom In a recent article, Bravo et al. (1) demonstrated antidepressant and anxiolytic-like properties of a probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus... 
Connection Between Gut Problems and Brain Disorders
If one is to analyze what human beings are really made of, cell for cell, we’re mostly bacteria. In fact, single-celled organisms—mostly bacteria—outnumber our own cells 10 to one, and most of them make their home in the gut. The gut, in turn, has evolved a stunningly complex neural network capable of leveraging... 
Senior Dogs Help in Finding Dementia Cure
Elderly dogs with disorientation and symptoms of memory loss are preparing to take part in a world-first trial at the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Michael Valenzuela says 12 per cent of dogs older than 10 develop a form of dementia similar to the type that affects humans. “(It) has many parallels... 
60 Minutes Story: Clinic Has Treatment to Reverse Dementia
TV News Magazine Sixty Minutes recently did a story on a revolutionary American clinic that’s now offering a treatment that reverses dementia. The clinic’s dementia cure gives real hope to dementia sufferers and their families. The transcript of the 60 Minutes story appears below – a very important... 
Dementia is Reversible in Up to 32% of Cases Due to Pseudodementia
It is estimated that up to 32% of all cases of dementia are actually Pseudodementia, for which there is a cure. Dementia of this form (Pseudodementia) is 100% treatable and reversible – if properly diagnosed. And therein lies the problem. Correctly diagnosing pseudodemntia can be a challenge for doctors since... 
Bacteria in the gut may be influencing your thoughts and moods, raising the possibility that probiotics could be used to treat psychiatric illnesses, dementia. “The thought of parasites preying on your body or brain very likely sends shivers down your spine. Perhaps you imagine insectoid creatures bursting from... 
Hashimotos Encephalopathy - A Reversible Cause of Dementia
Hashimoto Encephalopathy (HE) A form of potentially reversible Autoimmune Dementia Steroid Response Encephalopathy Associated With Autoimmune Thyroiditis (SREAT), also known as Hashimoto Encephalopathy (HE) is characterised by confusion with or without myoclonus, seizures, hyperreflexia, and psychosis. Presentation... 

The Golden Years…

// Dec 23rd, 2012
The Golden Years...
My mother-in-law used to say that there wasn’t anything golden about the golden years. As I walk this sad and painful journey of dementia with my mother, I am often reminded of that. I watch this once vibrant, active, and very engaged senior – the “gal-about-town” as I used to call her –... 

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