Dementia

Why Statins Are Dangerous

…loss (in my case over 70 pounds) can temporarily raise LDL levels. He did not know that. "In spite of his low cholesterol levels, my dad developed dementia that was diagnosed as Alzheimer’s [sic], and he had several blockages in the smaller blood vessels in his brain. No statins for me, they are dangerous…

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Folic Acid for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Prevention

…are learning that elevated homocysteine levels contribute to Alzheimer’s and other dementias just as they put you at risk for heart disease. Bring down homocysteine, and you reduce cardiac risk as well as dementia risk. Lower Elevated Homocysteine Levels for Alzheimer’s Prevention What is homocysteine?…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…Alzheimer’s Month. It’s also the month it became time for my mother-in-law Peg to move into an extended care facility (ECF) due to her vascular dementia (VaD). So, what is VaD? While it’s often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease because mental functioning slowly deteriorates over time, with VaD the…

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Does Healthy Cholesterol Really Lower Risk of Dementia?

…this week, a new study by Kaiser Permanente reported an association between high cholesterol levels and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Researchers followed close to 10,000 people for 40 years and found that people who had high or borderline high cholesterol levels at ages 40–45…

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Handheld Devices Are a Serious Radiation Exposure Risk for Children

…exposure. While each and every one of the ten points is worth knowing about, I’d like to focus on two of them: radiation exposure risks and digital dementia. Children Are Especially Vulnerable to Radiation Exposure Children’s brains are smaller and less protected by the thicker skulls adults have. Also…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

…were all hoping that mom was just showing signs of age-related cognitive decline. In actuality, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, for folks over 65. And for those over 85 years of age or more, the risk is 50 percent. I was saddened to read the…

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…to transfer their beloved mom Peg to an assisted care facility due to her vascular dementia. It was a decision that didn’t come easy—and in fact, snuck up on the family over time. Like many people with dementia, at times Peg is conversational and appropriately interacting with her environment. Yet…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…form of dementia at this point. Seeing my mother-in-law go through this ordeal is a real reminder that we all want to do our best to prevent dementia. Like any health condition of aging, including cardiovascular problems, being educated about the risk factors for developing vascular dementia is important…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…Shea and his team have a 2010 publication of their clinical trials comparing a nutritional formula they developed with placebo in adults without dementia. The formula they used consisted of acetyl-l-carnitine, B12, folic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and vitamin E. This formula…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Vitamin D

…of vitamin D make it one of the most important nutrients you need. Adequate vitamin D levels protect you against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancer, and more. Yet, many doctors are still giving their patients misinformation when it comes to this critical nutrient. What You Need To Know…

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Prevent Cardiovascular Problems AND Alzheimers with CoQ10

…the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of the [chemically-induced] rats.” In layman’s terms, this means that the rats exhibiting Alzheimer-like dementia also had decreased levels of ATP (which generates cellular energy), and amazingly, the rats that had CoQ10 on board were significantly PROTECTED from…

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Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…heart pacemaker, he realized just how much his heart was struggling. He has more energy, his mind is sharper (his wife had thought he was developing dementia), and even his cheeks are rosier. The heart pacemaker had literally taken 10 years off his age! Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker? * You can’t go by…

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

…university in connection with a study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Other studies have also linked the potential for dementia with a decline in total cholesterol. What’s the bottom line for you? In my opinion, the only people who should be on statin drugs are middle-aged…

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