Category «Alzheimer»

Can Turmeric Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Turmeric has been used as a spice and a medicine for millennia. It is one of the main ingredients  in Indian curry, and is a major component in the traditional Chinese and Indian medicine systems. Turmeric has been called a super food and a super spice. The health and medical benefits attributed to it include pain …

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 …

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 …

Alzheimer’s: Type 3 Diabetes?

When you’re eating that piece of cake or pie at your favorite restaurant or family gathering, you fully expect it to have an effect on your blood sugar and waistline. But what you probably don’t expect is for it to have an effect on your brain, too. Researchers are establishing a strong link between blood …

Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Changes in the Brain Signs and Symptoms What Causes Alzheimer’s Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Participating in Clinical Trials Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Support for Families and Caregivers For More Information Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. …

What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to a group of physical and mental symptoms that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functions. The symptoms can be caused by various diseases or disorders. Dementia Language difficulty, memory loss, poor judgment, confusion and changes in personality and mood are some of the symptoms …

Why Women Are More Likely to Have Alzheimer's Disease

Changes in the brain that happen after menopause may make women vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, recent research suggests. The hypothesis may explain why women are twice as likely to developAlzheimer’s disease after age 65 compared with men, the researchers say. (About 17 percent of women in the U.S. over age 65 have Alzheimer’s, compared with …

These 5 Supplements Do Nothing for Alzheimer's, Despite Claims (Op-Ed)

Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein is program director for the geriatric fellowship and director of geriatric education for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where for more than 30 years she has guidedseniors on falls, healthy aging, and memory and medication challenges. Dr. Liron Sinvani is a geriatric hospitalist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., where …

Alzheimer's Risk: Women with Memory Problems Decline Faster Than Men

Elderly women are more likely than elderly men to develop Alzheimer’s disease, even when they are exposed to some of the same risk factors, two new studies find. Senior women who have mild cognitive problems, such as memory impairment and difficulties with language or thinking skills, decline in cognitive ability twice as fast as men …