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Study On B Vitamins and Dementia Slammed

By TRACI PEDERSEN Associate News Editor: A study published last year claiming that B vitamins play no role in preventing dementia is coming under sharp criticism.

Medical experts are concerned that patients who are in the earliest stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment if they follow the research which they say is misleading.

New study shows these common over-the-counter drugs linked to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

By Sinclair: (NaturalNews) A new study clearly shows common over-the-counter medications widely used for asthma, allergies, and insomnia increase the risk for dementia. The study also found that the risk may not be reversible, even after several years off of these medications.

Three superfoods that can support brain function and prevent cognitive decline


People have long believed that cognitive decline is an inherent and inevitable symptom of aging. In reality, however, most age-related mental conditions -- from minor irritations like forgetfulness to serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia -- are the product of toxic environments, unhealthy lifestyles and poor nutrition. For this reason, there are many things that individuals of all ages can do to prevent age-related cognitive decline, including getting enough sleep and exercise, optimizing gut flora and eating foods that are rich in vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids.

Aluminum intake leads to dementia; silica intake decreases risk


How much aluminum is in your drinking water? It's hard to tell, but in a 15-year study on French elderly men and women, regular consumption of tap water was associated with aluminum toxicity and increased prevalence of dementia. How might the accumulation of aluminum from just tap water alone affect your cognitive ability as you age?

Five warning signs of dementia


Changes in an individual's walking, chewing, sleeping and how they feel can be early indications of dementia. Dementia is the ongoing loss of cognitive skills due to brain cells being destroyed. Symptoms include memory loss, changes in personality, personal hygiene neglect and trouble socializing. The most common cause is Alzheimer's, but a stroke, Parkinson's, substance abuse, severe head injuries or other health related conditions can also trigger dementia.
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Five warning signs of dementia


Changes in an individual's walking, chewing, sleeping and how they feel can be early indications of dementia. Dementia is the ongoing loss of cognitive skills due to brain cells being destroyed. Symptoms include memory loss, changes in personality, personal hygiene neglect and trouble socializing. The most common cause is Alzheimer's, but a stroke, Parkinson's, substance abuse, severe head injuries or other health related conditions can also trigger dementia.
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Ten foods to help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's


The incidences of dementia and Alzheimer's in the United States are anticipated to increase along with people's longevity. A study indicated that the direct and indirect medical costs in the country may be expected to double by the year 2040. The rising number of incidences of these mental conditions have triggered efforts to devise preventive measures. According to research specialists, people can modify their lifestyles to decrease the probability of developing dementia and Alzheimer's. These include integrating daily physical and mental exercises and a healthier diet.

Chocolate may prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's dementia


There is little doubt that the gradual decline in memory and cognitive function that can be the first signs of impending dementia and Alzheimer's disease is one of the most serious health problems facing millions of aging adults in most western societies. What is even more staggering is that many people view this potentially fatal decline as acceptable, in spite of the well documented nutritional and scientific studies showing that many memory lapses are not considered a normal part of aging and can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle practices at any age.

Vitamins That Cost Pennies a Day Seen Delaying Dementia: Health


A cheap regimen of vitamins in use for decades is seen by scientists as a way to delay the start of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a goal that prescription drugs have failed to achieve. Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. have spent billions of dollars on failed therapies in a so-far fruitless effort to come up with an effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s. Now, in the latest of a steady drumbeat of research that suggests diet, exercise and socializing remain patients’ best hope, a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that vitamins B6 and B12 combined with folic acid slowed atrophy of gray matter in brain areas affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Vitamins That Cost Pennies a Day Seen Delaying Dementia: Health


A cheap regimen of vitamins in use for decades is seen by scientists as a way to delay the start of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a goal that prescription drugs have failed to achieve. Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. have spent billions of dollars on failed therapies in a so-far fruitless effort to come up with an effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s.