Category «Alzheimer»

10 diseases where medical marijuana could have impact

Dr. Sue Sisley noticed an unexpected trend among her patients. The psychiatrist works with veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. Many don’t like how they feel on all the meds they take to manage their anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and the flashbacks Alzheimer’s. “There’s just a few medications on the market that work, and even …

Scientists Say Marijuana could hold the key to treating Alzheimer’s but drug laws stand in the way,

Cannabinoids can help remove dangerous dementia proteins from brain cells, researchers say Chemicals found in cannabis could be used to help treat dementia, early studies have shown – but further research into the findings is being stymied by restrictive drug laws, said scientists. Cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can aid the removal of dangerous dementia proteins from brain …

Why Don’t We Care About Alzheimer’s Like We Do About Cancer?

1 out of 3 will experience a brain disease during their life. We include all diseases that will affect your brain, including mental illness. (Source: European Brain Council) However, few countries and leading politicians have recognized the fact that brain diseases is the most costly burden for our societies. Former PM David Cameron in the …

The Role of Glial Cells in Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 35.6 million people worldwide suffer of dementia with 7.7 million new cases each year, and 60-70% of these patients have Alzheimer’s disease. After cancer, Alzheimer’s is the most prominent disorder of the 21st century and the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s is expected to double every 20 …

Drinking Champagne Could Help Prevent Dementia And Alzheimer’s

In what might be the best piece of medical news ever revealed, a new study from Reading University found that drinking three glasses of champagne every week can help to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Apparently, a compound called phenolics (which is found in the black grapes used to make pinot noir and pinot meunier) …

Alzheimer’s Disease Complications

Part 1 of 4: Overview Alzheimer’s Disease Complications Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It typically results in issues with memory, cognitive abilities, and general behavior. Symptoms can be difficult to manage and sometimes interfere with daily life. There is currently no cure for AD. Certain complications can be difficult to …

Is Your Diet Giving You Alzheimer’s Disease?

For the past 20 years, scientists have wondered whether Alzheimer’s Disease might be a neuro-endocrine disorder, like diabetes. In 2005, Dr. Suzanne de la Monte had a breakthrough. During her research, she made two discoveries: the brain makes its own insulin, and Alzheimer’s disease depletes insulin Based on these discoveries, Dr. de la Monte went beyond …

The Symptoms and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s develops gradually, with mental changes becoming observable between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age (although cases of earlier onset exist). The duration of the disease is typically between two and eight years (Kaufman). The common symptoms that arise during this time include(taken fromKaufman): Early Symptoms memory defects mood changes apathy agitation …

Honey and Alzheimer’s natural treatment

Lots of people are searching for Alzheimer’s natural treatment and wonder about honey’s effect on it. Many alternative medicine practitioners say that honey helps in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As a healthy product with no side-effects, it’s very easy to recommend it. In fact, being so full of good nutrients it can only help, no matter the condition. But …