Tag: Alzheimer’s

Caffeine Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Caffeine, an adenosine receptor antagonist, blocks various receptors in the brain which are activated by adenosine. Initial results of the team of researchers had already indicated that the blockade of the adenosine receptor subtype A2A in particular could play an important role.

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A Pomegranate Drug To Stem Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Punicalagin, which is a polyphenol – a form of chemical compound – found in pomegranate fruit, can inhibit inflammation in specialised brain cells known as micrologia.

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Challenging The Myth Of Alzheimer’s

The answers to the challenges of chronic diseases like dementia will not be found in reductionist molecular biology and genetics, but in the redesign of our communities to serve elders, children, and the environment more effectively.

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Common Causes Of Memory Slips

When memory seems to slip, many older people wonder if they are sliding into Alzheimer’s disease. Most of the time, the cause of that forgetfulness is something more common and easily remedied. Stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation are a good place to start.

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High Blood Caffeine Levels in Older Adults Linked to Avoidance of Alzheimer’s Disease

Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up. Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals. Moderate daily consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to be the best dietary option for long-term protection against Alzheimer’s memory loss,

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Consuming Flavanol-rich Cocoa May Enhance Brain Function

Consuming cocoa flavanols as a part of a calorie-controlled and nutritionally-balanced diet could improve brain function. Insulin resistance and blood glucose levels also significantly improved in study participants who drank mid- to high levels of cocoa flavanols, but not in those drinking low levels.

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Dementia Halted With Behaviors And Mental Exercises

After 12 months of non-pharmacological, multicomponent group therapy in patients with degenerative dementia the MAKS therapy group maintained their level on the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) and, even more importantly maintained their ability to carry out activities of daily living, while the control group all showed a decrease in cognitive and functional ability.

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