Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher, according to a new study led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.
People living with dementia are experiencing increased feelings of confusion, paranoia and delusion during the coronavirus pandemic, a charity has said.
Seven in 10 people believe their partner has selective hearing , according to a poll.More than half of the 2000 UK adults polled said they were concerned their partner’s selective hearing could be a result of genuine hearing difficulties.
The study, which took place at the National University of Singapore, found that consuming mushrooms—and yes, that includes white button mushrooms—more than twice a week is associated with a lower risk of cognitive problems such as mild memory loss and language difficulties in older adults.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 663 Chinese men and women, all of whom were at least 60 years old.
Coffee Polyphenols Shown to Prevent Brain Plaque and Tangles that Promote Alzheimer’s Disease Lead researcher, Dr. Iva Holmerova commented , “Cognitive decline is a feature of ageing, and although some changes can be expected in all of us, there is some evidence that diet and lifestyle may be related to cognition.” Epidemiologic findings show that regular, life-long moderate coffee consumption (three to five cups per day) is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Byron Caughey, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, collaborated with researchers from Nagasaki University and developed a method to test brain and spinal cord fluid for the presence of prions in an effort to improve diagnosis of CJD in a clinical setting.8
So suggest the results of a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, which looked into the relationship between cholesterol and cognitive function.5 While cholesterol is still largely vilified, and statin use still heavily promoted, the study found that having lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is linked to a higher risk of dementia.
As noted by Perlmutter, even though there's no conventional treatment for Alzheimer's, research shows this devastating degenerative neurological disease can be effectively prevented by lowering sugar exposure, increasing exercise and improving the quality of your sleep.
Most recently, researchers warn that having elevated blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol can impair your thinking skills and memory over time.4,5,6,7 The researchers used the government-sponsored Framingham Heart Study database to identify more than 2,200 people who did not have any signs of dementia, and followed them for eight years.
Your brain health may also suffer as a result of feeling lonely, with a recent study — including the largest sample to date — showing loneliness is associated with increased risk of dementia.4 While this association has been revealed previously, the latest study is unique in that it included a diverse sample of more than 12,000 individuals with a long 10-year follow-up time.
According to the authors, “Our findings suggest that ketogenic diet intervention started in the early stage may enhance brain vascular function, increase beneficial gut microbiota, improve metabolic profile, and reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease.” Lin also told Eurekalert,20