March 4, 2013

Alzheimer's DiseaseMany specialists of our times express their true concern about increasing number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia like brain disorders. Those are among the most common mental disorders attributed to aging and linked to shrinking human brain. Due to numerous changes related to aging, including metabolism imbalances, poorer digestion, poorer vision and decreased abilities to focus, reduced abilities to learn new information, and so on, aging people become less and less effective in using their brain, memory, and mental skills. Therefore, they start showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, namely being unable to remember things, being unable to do some daily tasks, starting from complicated ones and then moving to very easy and simple things. People on moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease can not recognize their family members, slowly start losing their ability to speak and doing even very simple actions like holding a spoon. Certainly, such people require special care, and moving to a special elderly care facility is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

September 29, 2012

Memory ImpairmentForgetfulness, memory impairment, which very often develop into more serious dementia-like brain disorders are very common in today’s elderly. A great deal of aging people start demonstrating the first signs of Alzheimer’s even in their early 60s, and very often the condition progresses, with terrible prognosis and very poor life quality. Dementia-like brain disorders happen due to fatal changes in human brain. They can not be reversed and there is no effective cure known for Alzheimer’s and other dementia-like brain disorders. However, a number of researches is ongoing and aiming to find at least a little clue to diagnose the problem in its early stages and somehow slow down its development. According to the latest news, a group of scientists the University of Heidelberg in Germany have found a way to slow down and possibly reverse forgetfulness linked to aging. Read the rest of this entry »

August 27, 2012

3 Cups Of CoffeeThough more controversial than tea, coffee is also known as a healthy beverage with numerous benefits for our health, if taken in moderate amounts on a regular basis. Coffee is an excellent natural source of caffeine, a known tonic and stimulant for our brain, helping us wake up in the morning, get focused easily and perform at maximum at work. According to WebMD experts, moderate coffee consumption is linked to less risks for type 2 diabetes and elevated blood pressure, heart attack and a stroke, carcinoma and some other types of cancer, as well as other very serious health conditions. At the same time, the specialists of the website underline that despite great popularity of this beverage, there were not too many studies and scientific researches proving the effectiveness of this beverage for preventing or treating certain illnesses or diseases. Recently, the findings of one related study were published, and according to those, there was clear scientific evidence found to support the fact that consuming 3 cups of coffee a day can lower dementia and Alzheimer’s risk for the elderly. Read the rest of this entry »

Dementia-like brain disordersPreventing and slowing down dementia-like brain disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and others, is one of the main focuses of today’s scientists and researches, and a great deal of new ideas and findings related to dementia-like conditions are being published nowadays. In particular, curcumin has been recently reported as one of the best herbal remedies for improving our brain function ans preventing dementia. Also, a natural component found in red wine has shown potential in prevention the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A few weeks ago, more of related findings were published. Read the rest of this entry »