Category: More on Dementia

Vascular Dementia

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Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia and is caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen to the brain—often from small vessel disease and/ or a stroke or series of strokes (or artery disesease). Most commonly there is a blockage of small blood vessels somewhere in the vast system of arteries that […]

Definition of Dementia

What is dementia? It is an umbrella term that describes about 100 diseases in which brain cells die on a huge scale All damage memory, language, mental agility, understanding and judgement Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those living with dementia It gets worse with time and eventually people are left […]

The Emerging Role Of Infection as Cause of Alzhiemers

A number of chronic diseases are in fact caused by one or more infectious agents. For example, stomach ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori, chronic lung disease in newborns and chronic asthma in adults are both caused by Mycoplasmas and Chlamydia pneumonia, while some other pathogens have been associated with atherosclerosis. The realization that pathogens […]

Mid-Life Stress a Dementia Risk Factor

When stressed, our blood pressure rises as our heart beats faster and levels of the hormone cortisol in the bloodstream also increase. Experts believe once cortisol enters the brain it starts to kill off cells there, leading to Alzheimer’s. Finnish researchers have found  that patients with high blood pressure and high cortisol levels were more […]

Preventing Dementia

“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 disease and other forms of dementia. These […]

Astaxanthin for Dementia Prevention

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 feathers—and after consuming their natural diet of […]

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 with human dementia […]