Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Does Green Tea Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?



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One of the hottest topics in the Alzheimer's community this week is about Green Tea and its effectiveness in preventing Alzheimer's.

 
Recent articles and research reports are extolling the virtue of green tea as a potential Alzheimer's Disease prevention . Fact or hype? Read on to learn more about the current hubba bubba around green tea extract. 


 

 

Previously on the Alzheimer's Reading Room




Original content +Bob DeMarco , Look Beyond the Obvious

Friday, June 28, 2013

What’s killing the less-educated white women of America?



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For nearly three decades researchers have known that better-educated adults are living increasingly longer than those with less education.


What’s killing the less-educated white women of America? | Pew Research Center http://bit.ly/11LGwBc

Original content +Bob DeMarco , Look Beyond the Obvious

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Fourth of July by the Numbers



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The Fourth of July 2013

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Declaration of Independence

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chimps or Humans -- Who's the Better Baseball Pitcher?



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Little leaguers and professional baseball players alike have our extinct ancestors to thank for their success on the mound, 
shows a study by George Washington University researcher Neil Roach, which is featured on the cover of the June 27 edition of the journal Nature.

Circa 1956: A South African bushman hunting big game throws his spear

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Alzheimer's Care Like Walking Backwards with a Blindfold On



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Alzheimers Care Like Walking Backwards with a Blindfold On

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients



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Researchers have found a link between common infections, such as a cold, stomach bug or urine infection and an increase in inflammation like reactions in the brain which lead to an increased rate of cognitive decline. Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without infections.

By Bob DeMarco 
Alzheimer's Reading Room 

Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients
Bob DeMarco

My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy lived with Alzheimer's disease.

This week my mother had her second urinary tract infection of the year. Urinary Tract infections are a problem faced by many Alzheimer's caregivers.

Urinary tract infections are particularly worrisome to me and they should be to most Alzheimer's caregivers.

There is research evidence indicating that infections can hasten memory loss in persons suffering from Alzheimer's. 

Jump to the Alzheimer's Reading Room to continue reading - Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nutritional Supplement Chiro Inositol May Help Prevent Dementia



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“Chiro (Chiro-inositols) is a nutraceutical that we believe sensitizes your brain to the effects of insulin ... This would presumably enhance insulin action and protect the brain from Alzheimer’s.” ~ David Brautigan

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Nutritional Supplement Chiro Inositol May Help Prevent Dementia
We have quite a bit of information available on insulin, the connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's, and ongoing clinical trials into the use of insulin as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

You can find all of this information by searching the Alzheimer's Reading Room Knowledge Base.

The study described below was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of chiro-inositol (Chiro) and whether or not it would enhance insulin action as a result protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease.

Chiro-inositol can be found in some foods but it is not usually abundant in most diets. However, Chiro is available as a nutritional supplement.

Is anyone on our list taking Chiro?

Would you consider trying this nutritional supplement?


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How To Use the Alzheimer's Reading Room Knowledge Base



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The Alzheimer's Reading Room Knowledge Base contains more than 4,000 articles. In the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR), we offer "real life" solutions to problems that Alzheimer's caregivers and their families encounter each day.

By Bob DeMarco 
Alzheimer's Reading Room

How To Use the Alzheimer's Reading Room Knowledge Base
The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Roomis to Educate, Empower, and sometimes Entertain Alzheimer's caregivers, their families, and the entire Alzheimer's community.

At its core the Alzheimer's Reading Room is about helping members of the Alzheimer'sand Dementia Community understand, cope, and communicate with persons living with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

The Alzheimer's Reading Room is currently the number one source of information for Alzheimer's, dementia, memory loss, and related health and life news on the Internet.

 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Accepting Alzheimers, Coping in Alzheimers World



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Did you ever wonder why most Alzheimer's patients stick like glue to their caregiver? Call out their name when they can't see them? Want to know where you are when they can't see you?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Accepting Alzheimer's Coping
When a person has Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia they are often difficult to understand. The behaviors they express are often difficult to accept.

It be be very hard to deal with a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

It is hard to understand that a person can't remember. Harder to accept that when they can't remember, they will do things that are completely foreign to your frame of reference.

Each of us has emotions and feelings. Alzheimer's has a way of bringing out the worst of these feelings and emotions.

The challenge -- learning to deal with a person living with Alzheimer's on their own terms. Learning to deal with Alzheimer's disease.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Matt Damon takes on energy industry with fracking film Promised Land



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As one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors with a reputation for straight-talking, he has made little secret of his willingness to confront thorny political and social issues.
Hollywood star Matt Damon takes on energy industry with fracking film Promised Land

Now Matt Damon is facing off against one of America's most powerful institutions - the oil and gas industry - in a film that represents a new battleground for environmentalists' campaigns against fracking.
Promised Land, which goes on nationwide release in the US this week, is set to intensify debate on the controversial drilling technique to such an extent that the industry has prepared a public relations campaign of its own to mitigate the film's impact.