Preventing Dementia A Major Challenge

New Report Offers Little Hope In Battle Against Neurodegenerative Disease By Sharon Begley, STAT Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments have met failure after failure. Many people have decided that prevention is the only hope. Unfortunately, a U.S. panel of experts claims that prevention might be just as elusive as a cure. From physical activity to avoiding high […]

Neurodegenerative Disease A Global Epidemic

Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest Growing Cause Of Death Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping globally due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Meanwhile, neurodegenerative disease is exploding because it’s highly contagious in most cases. In the U.S., deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2013, while those attributed to […]

Sewage Sludge On Land Spreading Brain Disease

Infectious Waste Spreading Brain Disease Brain disease is attacking record numbers of people around the world. Microcephaly in infants is part of the same scourge. The global epidemic is being fueled by infectious waste that’s contaminating our food, water, air and more. This infectious waste (biosolids) contains deadly and unstoppable neurotoxins, but it’s being spread like fertilizer […]

Diabetes Meds May Decrease Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Drug Seems To Reduce Neuroinflamation Activation of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma has been found to improve behavioral deficits and neuropathological changes in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease by suppressing neuroinflamation, increasing microglial Aß clearance and direct modulation of beta-secretase-1 promotor activity. Pioglitazone is a PPAR? agonist, widely used for the treatment of non-insulin […]

Down Syndrome May Hold Clues For Alzheimer’s Prevention

Down Syndrome Boosts Risk Of Dementia By Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Professorial Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London Alzheimer’s disease is typically a disease of later life, and age is the biggest known risk factor for the condition. But babies with Down syndrome, who always develop brains like those with Alzheimer’s later in life, don’t always go on to […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Diet Removes Carbs, Bad Fats, Cholestorol

Brain Food Often Stimulates Cerebral Blood Flow According to the most current research, a brain-healthy diet is one that reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes, encourages good blood flow to the brain, and is low in fat and cholesterol. Like the heart, the brain needs the right balance of nutrients, including protein and […]

Diet Tips For Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Diet Matters In Alzheimer’s Prevention, Treatment Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans — including one in eight people aged 65 and over — living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. By 2050, this is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Rises With Anticholinergic Medications

Alzheimer’s Disease Risks Examined Anticholinergic properties of certain medications often go unrecognized, and are frequently used by the elderly population. Few studies have yet defined the long-term impact of these medications on the incidence of cognitive impairment. We report a 6-year longitudinal, observational study, evaluating 1,652 community-dwelling African American subjects over the age of 70 […]