* Can aspirin combat Alzheimer’s?Aspirin and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) may prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a meta-analysis has confirmed. Researchers from the
In the past, cognitive decline was believed to be unavoidable with the passage of time. Attributed simply to ‘old age’, many families watched helplessly as their loved ones’ minds slipped away.
* Antioxidant supplements counteract toxic build-up and keep blood vessels flexible (see main text). There is evidence that people who take vitamins C or E have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared with those who do not
An active mind is a healthy mind. That is the conclusion of a recent US study covering 21 years. Researchers found that regularly reading books, playing cards and board games, and doing crossword puzzles reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s
Before him, the disease didn’t have a name, says the ad for Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride), with a portrait of Dr Alois Alzheimer, the man who gave dementia its weird appellation.
It’s been found that diabetics are 65 per cent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Having diabetes is also associated with loss of memory, mental functioning, speech and visuospatial skills.
Diabetes has been associated with a range of more serious conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and even blindness. But researchers are beginning to think it could also lead to Alzheimer's disease and to a general decline in cognitive functions.
Does menopause make you lose your memory or is this just a myth after all? Tests carried out on 16 young women during their menstrual cycle showed that levels of recollection were constant throughout.
WHY YOU PROBABLY WON'T GET ALZHEIMER'S
Taking an anti-inflammatory can lower your risk of breast cancer by as much as 50%. Research shows herbal anti-inflammatories works just as well as aspirin. And rather than side effects, they have a multitude of wonderful side benefits.