Eating for your MIND: Scientists combine the Mediterranean and DASH diets to prevent cognitive decline

(Natural News) At least one in eight people older than 65 in the U.S. has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. However, according to a study, a group of scientists has formulated a “hybrid diet” that can help prevent cognitive decline. According to their findings, the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, which combines...
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Many people have told me how difficult they find it to visit friends and family who have Alzheimer ’s and dementia.By Marilyn RaichleAlzheimer's Reading Room“We have nothing to talk about. I don’t know what to say.”“It’s so sad – she is everything she never wanted to be.”“She would hate this so much. This was her worst nightmare.”So the pattern begins...Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Visiting makes you sad or uncomfortable,so you don ’t visit.Not visiting makes you feel guilty, so you put off visiting again.“She won’t remember it ...
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DiscussionOur observations suggest that PART is separate from AD and its distinction will be important for the clinical management of patients with cognitive impairment and for public health care planning.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Condition:   Dementia Intervention:   Behavioral: IN-PEACE Dementia Care Coordination Sponsors:   Indiana University;   Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Not yet recruiting
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The simple fact is many Alzheimer's patients don't like water because they no longer perceive water in the way that you and I do.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomWater is nearly invisible and often disconcerting to the typical Alzheimer's patient. They don't like to drink it, and they don't like to take a shower or bath in it.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaWe often discuss how difficult it is to get an Alzheimer's patients or a patient with a related dementia to take abath.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Carole Larkin estimates thatbathing is one of the top three prob...
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Authors: Mitolo M, Tonon C, La Morgia C, Testa C, Carelli V, Lodi R Abstract BACKGROUND: Bright light treatment is a therapeutic intervention mainly used to treat sleep and circadian disturbances in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Recently, a handful of studies also focused on the effect on cognition and behavior. Conflicting findings are reported in the literature, and no definite conclusions have been drawn about its specific therapeutic effect. SUMMARY: The aim of this review is to provide a critical evaluation of available evidence in this field, highlighting the specific characteristics of effective bri...
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CONCLUSION: Individuals with AD are at higher risk of manifesting aggressive behaviors than healthy individuals or those with MCI. Our findings not only underscore the necessity of treatment of aggressive behaviors in AD but also highlight the importance of preventing the transition from MCI to AD. PMID: 30527275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
DiscussionWe hypothesize that caregivers who receive the decision aid will have lower levels of decisional conflict and higher levels of decision-making self-efficacy compared to the control group. We also hypothesize that the DECAD decision aid will reduce mammography use among older women with ADRD.Trial registrationClinical Trials Register,NCT03282097. Registered on 13 September 2017.
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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Arnd Sörensen, Ganna Blazhenets, Gerta Rücker, Florian Schiller, Philipp Tobias Meyer, Lars Frings, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging InitiativeAbstractAimThe value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET for the prognosis of conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's dementia (AD) is controversial. In the present work, the identification of cerebral metabolic patterns with significant prognostic value for conversion of MCI patients to AD is investigated with voxel-based Cox regression, which in contra...
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(CNN) — Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to a team of Scottish researchers whose research was published in the BMJ. The study’s authors argue that such pursuits will not necessarily act as a preventative, but they could still provide a “higher cognitive point” from which to decline. The...
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This article cuts across a broad spectrum of diseases, but is focused on hormones, estrogen and something called the timing hypothesis.This proposition, that estrogen ’s effects on our minds and our bodies may depend heavily upon when we first start taking it, is a controversial and very big idea. It has a working nickname: “the timing hypothesis.”There are some very interesting hypotheses about the health of the brain and Alzheimer's in the article.If the timing hypothesis proves right and estrogen really does protect brains and hearts as long as we start it "at the right time", the calculation...
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