Dementia - three of the BEST exercises to reduce symptoms

DEMENTIA symptoms can include memory loss and mood changes, and affects about 850,000 people in the UK. But these three exercises could help to relieve some of the signs of latter stage dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease.
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When the average person thinks of dementia, generally Alzheimer’s disease comes to mind. At the same time, the person will likely think of memory loss. Both of these conclusions are understandable since Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and memory issues are often, though not always, the first symptom of that disease. Surprising then, to many people, is the fact that there may be earlier indicators of potential Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia than frequent memory lapses. Read the full article on HealthCentral about the many changes that can indicate dementia that don't in...
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(Natural News) Someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological illness that causes impaired cognition, memory loss and death. Right now, there is no known treatment available that can stop the progression of the disease, and there is no cure....
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This study shows that some genetic changes linked to cancer are present in surprisingly large numbers of normal cells. We still have a long way to go to fully understand the implications of these new findings, but as cancer researchers, we can't underestimate the importance of studying healthy tissue." Early Onset of Menopause Correlates with Shorter Life Expectancy https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/10/early-onset-of-menopause-correlates-with-shorter-life-expectancy/ Aging is a phenomenon affecting all organs and systems throughout the body, driven by rising levels of molecular damage. The v...
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CONCLUSIONS: Our analysis on these individuals lead to several interesting observations together suggesting that AD risk factors comprise a network of interlocking feedback loops that may be modifiable. Our findings indicate previously unidentified connectivity between AD risk factors, suggesting that treatment regimens should be tailored to the individual and multi-modal to simultaneously return several risk factors to a normative state. If successfully performed, the possibility to slow progression of AD and possibly reverse aspects of cognitive decline may become achievable. PMID: 30338750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This study is part of a growing body of research that suggests a sleep-deprived brain might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. Animal studies have shown levels of plaque-forming A-beta plummet during sleep. Other research points to the fact that a sleeping brain runs the “clean cycle” (a reference to a dishwasher) to remove the day’s metabolic debris, specifically A-beta plaques. A study done in 2017 found that even one sleepless night appears to leave behind an excess of the troublesome protein fragment. While this is all impressive research, scientists believe there are still plenty of gap...
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Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 53, Hazel has been living with the disease for more than 18 years. Her early years were grim even as she fought to do everything she could to improve her health. She used a wheelchair much of time. Then, while attending a bridal show, she stopped to rest at the table of professional dancer Chris Ingram. Ingram asked her if she’d like to learn how to dance. Hazel’s response was what one would expect. “How can I dance when I can’t even walk?”  Ingram just told her to stop by the World Champion Productions Dance Studio and see. Read the full arti...
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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 the full article on HealthCentral about awareness and memory loss - and how lack of  this awareness can point to developing dementia: MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-st...
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Abstract Emerging evidence indicates that moderate intensity aerobic exercise is positively correlated with cognitive function and memory. However, the exact mechanisms underlying such improvements remain unclear. Recent research in animal models allows proposition of a pathway in which brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key mediator. This perspective draws upon evidence from animal and human studies to highlight such a mechanism whereby exercise drives synthesis and accumulation of neuroactive metabolites such as myokines and ketone bodies in the periphery and in the hippocampus to enhance BDNF express...
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I started to think of my mother as deeply forgetful, not as an Alzheimer ’s patient.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI was interviewed by Lori La Bey on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio. I had no real expectation going into the interview. I should have known better.Lori caught me off guard when she asked me right up front to explain my construct of the deeply forgetful.Article -What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaLater in the day I realized I really couldn't remember what I said. I went back and listened to my own words. I surprised myself while listening.Topic -How to Embrace Reality in Dement...
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This study indicates that as the U.S. population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementia will rise, especially among minority populations.Early diagnosis is key to helping people and their families cope with loss of memory, navigate the health care system, and plan for their care in the future. ” ~ saidCenter for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D.How to Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's and Dementia (5 Best Tests)Racial disparities in future number of Alzheimer ’s patientsAlzheimer ’s disease is the fifth most common cause of...
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