Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

High homocysteine increases risk of dementia and alzheimer’s

Homocysteine is an amino acid that has shown to be linked to heart disease and osteoporosis. Homocysteine is normally converted by the body to cysteine and eventually taurine; amino acids that do not have the same negative implications. The conversion reactions that change homocysteine to the more benign amino acids are dependent on vitamins B6, Read More …

Alzheimer’s Disease and Green Tea

What exactly is epigallocatechin-3-gallate? It is also called EGCG, and it is a compound found in green tea. Research appearing in the September 21, 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience studied the effect of EGCG on the brains of mice genetically programmed to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The mice were given EGCG injections every day Read More …

Alzheimer’s and Curry

The lowest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the world is in villages in India. Only about 1% of Indians over the age of 65 get the disease. Curcumin is an antioxidant found in turmeric. Turmeric is a perennial plant, botanically related to ginger that is native to India, China and Indonesia. It is a component Read More …

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease are Seen Early

Swedish researchers reviewed 47 studies, involving over 10,000 people. The studies, published between 1983 and 2003; 1200 of the subjects had preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and eventually developed the disease and 9,000 of the subject s were healthy. The research appeared in the July 2005 issue of the journal Neuropsychology. The researchers noticed that cognitive problems in Read More …

Mental Activity Slows Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Research appearing in the March, 2005 issue of the journal Cell shows that mice kept in a stimulating environment were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than mice kept in an environment that is not stimulation. Mice that had access to toys, running wheels, tunnels and other activities to keep mind and body active had Read More …

High homocysteine increases risk of dementia and alzheimer’s

Homocysteine is an amino acid that has shown to be linked to heart disease and osteoporosis. Homocysteine is normally converted by the body to cysteine and eventually taurine; amino acids that do not have the same negative implications. The conversion reactions that change homocysteine to the more benign amino acids are dependent on vitamins B6, Read More …

Alzheimer’s Disease and Green Tea

What exactly is epigallocatechin-3-gallate? It is also called EGCG, and it is a compound found in green tea. Research appearing in the September 21, 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience studied the effect of EGCG on the brains of mice genetically programmed to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The mice were given EGCG injections every day Read More …

Folic Acid Protects from Alzheimer’s Disease

Eat your vegetables and protect yourself from dementia. Vegetables are high in folic acid; the word “folic’ comes from the word “foliage”. Adequate folic acid levels may protect you from dementia. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, affecting about 13 million people worldwide. By mid century the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is Read More …