Alzheimer's Disease--Risk Factors, Possible Causes and Early Signs. Alzheimer's Disease--Prevention and Therapies. Short Articles on Alzheimer's Research. Nutrition and Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and the Microbiomes. The only useful approach to avoiding Alzheimer's disease... - Hack your gut. While I’m in no rush to meet my end via any means, I can think of no worse final chapter in the story of a person’s life than succumbing to Alzheimer’s Disease.
A slow progressive cognitive decline, punctuated by forgetting your family, not being able to form new memories, and a total loss of executive function. Unfortunately, there’s really no cure once you’re deep in to the process. To make matters worse, mounting evidence indicates that the dominant beta amyloid theory we’ve poured nearly all of the funding and resources in to over the last 25 years is wrong. This is nothing new, the same thing happened with the cholinergic hypothesis in the 80s.
Back to the drawing board. While this may seem like doom and gloom, it really isn’t. Slowly but surely, we’re also discovering the mechanisms by which these factors protect against the disease. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is extraordinarily difficult for most of us, which is why the obesity rate is so high. Image source Image source. 13 Different Kinds of Dementia - Symptoms and Prognosis. ApoE4.Info – The Alzheimer's Gene Resource. DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S Resource Center. Marathon Drugs Increases Price 70-Fold – 2/10/17 More predation by pharma.
Marathon has gotten a decades old muscular dystrophy drug, deflazacort, approved and is charging $89,000 a year for it. It’s price in Europe is under $1500/year. Where are the free market forces? Why aren’t our elected officials protecting us from this egregious practice? Lowest Stroke Rates in Older Baby Boomers; Younger People Rising– 9/12/16 reports the American Heart Association, here. Sugar Lobby Promotes Sugar– 11/13/16 Surreal. Zika Breakthrough– 8/30/16 Reported here and elsewhere, two existing (already approved) drugs appear to be effective against Zika.
AHA Limits Added Sugar– 8/17/16 A sensible recommendation from the American Heart Association limits sugar for children aged 2-18 to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day. Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia– 8/17/16 A report in the journal Neurology, here, links calcium supplements to dementia in some groups of women. Big Pharma to World: Take Something! Alzheimers News Today - Alzheimer's News Today.
Five of the best Alzheimer's blogs. 20 Ways to Beat Alzheimer's Disease. 20 Ways to Beat Alzheimer’s Disease One of the fastest growing diseases in the industrial world is Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
This is characterized by massive degeneration of the brain that causes disruptions in memory, cognition, personality that finally culminates with brain death. Approximately, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to go up to 15 million by the year 2050 (1). Take action now to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease with natural strategies. Awakening From Alzheimers. Is Amyloid Beta Plaque Buildup the Cause of Alzheimer’s, or is it Something Else? Marathon Drugs Increases Price 70-Fold – 2/10/17 More predation by pharma.
Marathon has gotten a decades old muscular dystrophy drug, deflazacort, approved and is charging $89,000 a year for it. It’s price in Europe is under $1500/year. Where are the free market forces? Why aren’t our elected officials protecting us from this egregious practice? How to Fight Cognitive Decline & Boost Brain Power As You Age. There are plenty of things to relish about getting older, from the appeal of a salt-and-pepper head of hair to that sweet AARP discount.
However, for those suffering from cognitive impairment, each passing year can mean unexpected and unpleasant changes. According to the CDC, 12.6 percent of households polled by the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System had at least one adult who experienced memory loss or increased confusion in the year prior to the study. This could mean that, worldwide, hundreds of millions of adults are at risk for accidents, injury, or even death if their cognitive issues aren’t addressed. While this may sound scary, the solution could be easier than you think. Research suggests that easy lifestyle changes, from increasing your physical activity level to eating more vegetables, can help stave off cognitive decline as you age, preserving your memories and keeping you mentally agile well into your golden years.
Shutterstock Feeling foggy? How does exercise preserve the aging brain? Evolutionary Psychiatry: Alzheimer's and HDL. There are a number of December papers I've been wanting to blog about, but other things came up along the way.
Biomarker may predict early Alzheimer's disease Peptide recognizes vasculature associated with brain inflammation. Alzheimer's disease: Neuronal loss actually very limited. New drug target for Parkinson's disease found. The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality Part 1. The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality - Part 1 The toxicity of estrogen and of the unsaturated fats has been known for most of the twentieth century, and much has been learned about their interactions in the aging process.
The body, during this time, has been understood as a dynamic interaction of cellular trophic influences which govern both form and function. My argument here will be that some of our adaptive, protective regulatory processes are overridden by the excessive supply of unsaturated fats--supported by a few other toxins--in our diet, acting as a false-signal system, and that cholesterol, pregnenolone, and progesterone which are our main long-range defenses, are overcome by the effects of the unsaturated fats, and that the resulting cascade of ineffective and defective reactions (including various estrogen-stimulated processes) leads to lower and lower energy production, reduced function, and death. M. C. D. H. Article continued in Part 2 - click here. The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality Part 2. The problem of Alzheimer's disease as a clue to immortality - Part 2.
The dark side of stress (learned helplessness) The dark side of stress (learned helplessness) Acetylcholine is the "neurotransmitter" of cholinergic nerves, including the parasympathetic system.
Cholinesterase (or acetylcholinesterase) is an enzyme that destroys acetylcholine, limiting the action of the cholinergic nerves. Attaching a phosphate group to the cholinesterase enzyme inactivates it, prolonging and intensifying the action of cholinergic stimulation. The autonomic nervous system has traditionally been divided into the sympathetic-adrenergic system, and the parasympathetic-cholinergic system, with approximately opposing functions, intensifying energy expenditure and limiting energy expenditure, respectively.
The hormonal system and the behavioral system interact with these systems, and each is capable of disrupting the others. Living is development; the choices we make create our individuality. These processes aren't limited to childhood. Progesterone is being used to treat brain injuries, very successfully. 1. WARD A Jr.