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Potatoes are good for you and can slash dementia risk

In a bizarre medical U-turn, scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their 'clear' health benefits.
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, Vento M, Cháfer-Pericás C Abstract Lipid peroxidation plays an important role in Alzheimer Disease, so corresponding metabolites found in urine samples could be potential biomarkers. The aim of this work is to develop a reliable ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analytical method to determine a new set of lipid peroxidation compounds in urine samples. Excellent sensitivity was achieved with limits of detection between 0.08 and 17 nmol L-1, which renders this method suitable to monitor analytes concentrations in real samples. The method's precision was satisfactory...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients.
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Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients.
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Authors: Na R, Kim YJ, Kim K, Kim KW Abstract The study is designed as a systematic review on nonpharmacological interventions for patients with moderate to severe dementia. This review will be conducted in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The following databases will be searched: Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, KoreaMED, KMbase, and KISS. The primary outcome will include the effect of the interventions on activities of daily living and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The literature search will be conducted based on search strateg...
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
AbstractA heterogeneous group of epithelial cystic tumors developed at the infundibulum and the third ventricle disconcerted pathologists at the dawn of the twentieth century. Very little was known at that time about the physiological role played by the pituitary gland, and there was almost complete ignorance regarding the function of the hypothalamus. Acromegaly, or enlargement of acral body parts, described in 1886 by Pierre Marie, was the only disease linked to primary hypertrophies of the pituitary gland, known as “pituitary strumas”. A growing number of young patients manifesting an unexplained combination...
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Middle-aged and worried about your memory slips? You probably don’t have dementia. The majority of the memory slips that concern this age group, and even those significantly older, are due to stress and other factors rather than impending dementia. However, researchers have now found that people who are suffering from memory loss but are unaware of their problem are most likely developing the disease. Read full article on lack of awareness of memory loss and dementia: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol   ...
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AbstractProcesses such as aberrant redox signaling and chronic low-grade systemic inflammation have been reported to modulate age-associated pathologies such as cognitive impairment. Curcumin, the primary therapeutic component of the Indian spice, Turmeric (Curcuma longa), has long been known for its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity attributable to its unique molecular structure. Recently, an interest in this polyphenol as a cognitive therapeutic for the elderly has emerged. The purpose of this paper is to critically review preclinical and clinical studies that have evaluated the efficacy of curcumin in am...
Source: AGE - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2018 Source:The Lancet Neurology Author(s): Jules Morgan
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In conclusion, a debate exists on whether aging is a disease in itself. Some authors suggest that physiological aging (or senescence) is not really distinguishable from pathology, while others argue that aging is different from age-related diseases and other pathologies. It is interesting to stress that the answer to this question has important theoretical and practical consequences, taking into account that various strategies capable of setting back the aging clock are emerging. The most relevant consequence is that, if we agree that aging is equal to disease, all human beings have to be considered as patients to be treat...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
One of the biggest issues we face as Alzheimer's caregivers is learning to understand how a person living with dementia thinks and feels, and why they act the way they do.Early on,many of us conclude that the person living with dementia is being mean to us.The changes that come with dementia can bedistressing to a caregiver.As caregivers we often feelangry, disconcerted and sometimes, we feela sense of heavy burden, hopelessness, and even heartbreak.What is The Difference Between Alzheimer's and DementiaBy Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowAs caregive...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer communication alzheimers care alzheimers caregiving awareness dementia help for caregivers family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia help with dementia care Source Type: blogs
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