Tag Archives: prevention

Brawn, Brains, and Grains of Truth

Memetic Brawn One would like to think that our refined brains are resistant to the brawn and brute force of fashion or fad, the percussion of repetition. But any such conviction would be the triumph of hope over experience. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Green Tea’s Impact on Cognitive Function Now Visible

Green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity, a new imaging study suggests. A study led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland, shows that drinking a green tea extract … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Is Fisetin? And Does It Slow Dementia?

This is the Medscape Neurology Minute. I am Dr. Alan Jacobs. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have published a series of studies evaluating a flavonol called fisetin, found in many fruits and vegetables, that has been shown … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New study ranks Alzheimer’s as third-leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer

Alzheimer’s disease likely plays a much larger role in the deaths of older Americans than is reported, according to a new study that says the disease may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s groups team up for research

Three organizations will combine their efforts to look at common factors involved in diseases of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Although people with the memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease and the physical problems of Parkinson’s disease look very different, a growing body … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Vitamin E may aid those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s

Vitamin E is far from an Alzheimer’s cure, but a new study finds it allowed trial participants to get less help from caregivers and therefore retain more independence longer. Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in … Continue reading

Posted in alzheimer, Alzheimer prevention | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flu Vaccine Not Linked to Alzheimer’s

Tis the season for flu vaccine! Every year we get calls from people asking if there is a link between the flu vaccine and Alzheimer’s disease. This is an idea that came about more than a decade ago and has … Continue reading

Posted in alzheimer, Alzheimer's Association, mindfulness, prevention, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment