Alzheimers Disease by the Numbers Infographic

Alzheimers Disease by the Numbers Infographic

Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals of the same age. Amyloid-beta was produced at the same average rate by both groups, but in the Alzheimer’s group there…

How Your Brain Ages Infographic

How Your Brain Ages Infographic

Research suggests that accumulation of the plaque forming amyloid-beta protein is crucial for development of Alzheimer’s. And not only the quantity of amyloid-beta peptides, but also the quality is critical for initiation of Alzheimer’s. An imbalance triggers Alzheimer’s; there is a decrease in healthy amyloid-beta 40 levels in comparison to 42 levels. Two key…

Understanding Cholesterol Levels Infographic

Understanding Cholesterol Levels Infographic

Higher HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels seem to be linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk for in older individuals. High total cholesterol and triglycerides (dyslipidemia) and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are highly prevalent in western societies. Approximately 1% of individuals age 65 to 69 years develop Alzheimer’s, with the prevalence increasing to over 60% for individuals older…

Memory Training Increases Brain Activity in Mild Cognitive Impairment

How Memory Works Infographic

Research shows that people with difficulty in remembering things can be helped with a memory training strategy. The hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for the formation of memories, can even be re-engaged with memory training,. Researchers investigated memory training strategies for individuals having mild cognitive impairment. The methods made use of in…

A Cup of Tea Infographic

A Cup of Tea Infographic

According to research, regular green tea consumption may protect the brain from Alzheimer’s as well as other kinds of dementia. The research also indicates that this ancient Chinese beverage can play an important role in cancer prevention. Green tea has been made use of in Traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and the research provides…

Juicing To Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s

The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Juicing Infographic

According to a study, frequent consumption of vegetable and fruit juices can significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers discovered that individuals who drank 3 or more helpings of vegetable and fruit juices each week had a 76 % reduced risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease compared to individuals who vegetable and fruit drank…

Speaking More Than Two Languages Has a Protective Effect on Memory

Language and Your Brain Infographic

According a study, individuals that speak more than 2 languages could lower their risk of developing memory problems. It seems speaking more than 2 languages provides a protective effect on memory in elderly people who practice foreign languages throughout their life time or during the time of the research. The study included 230 individuals…

Dementia and Vitamin D Deficiency

The Vitamin D Guide Infographic

According to a study, vitamin D deficiency is linked to a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in elderly individuals. Prior studies have confirmed that individuals with low vitamin D levels are more inclined to go on to encounter cognitive problems, but this research shows that this results in a significant increase…

Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures Infographic

Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures Infographic

A study has shown that the increase of the brain enzyme called puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase, which is the most abundant brain peptidase seen in mammals, can slow the harmful accumulation of toxic tau proteins, which ultimately result in neurofibrillary tangles, a key pathological characteristic of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Researchers discovered that in…

What Laughter Can Do for You Infographic

What Laughter Can Do for You Infographic

A study shows that humor therapy is as effective as popular antipsychotic meds in dealing with agitation in dementia and eliminates severe side effects of drugs The study on the effects of humour therapy on agitation, mood, social engagement and behavioural disturbances in individuals with dementia revealed both short and long term reduction in…