Zinc is one of the minerals that can help hold off the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s. In most studies, zinc has been shown to improve the mental capacity of elders. And most older people and those with dementia and other mental disorders have been found to be deficient
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Technique Helps Distinguish Alzheimer’s From Other Types of Dementia The use of a brain imaging technique that measures sugar metabolism within a critical area of the brain could play an important role in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. According to Dr. Lisa Mosconi and her
Depending on what you read, the human heart and the human mind are either considered to be inextricably linked or distinct and separate entities. But for the most part, medical science has tended to look at the connection between the two with a bias towards the latter: that is,
As one progresses in age, health or fitness decline. It’s natural. During this time, numerous transformations occur in the body as it moves towards fragility. The bones and muscles lose their strength and stamina, the kidneys and other internal organs start malfunctioning and the vigor of the skin declines.
Currently, about two-thirds of Americans with those conditions are cared for at home. And though progress is being made on the home front for those caring for family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, as the disease progresses, it carries with it a tremendous physical and psychological burden on
“What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?” This is a common question, and doctors can be good at confusing us. Physicians seem to prefer the word “dementia,” possibly because Alzheimer’s has become such a loaded word. “Dementia” somehow sounds less frightening to many people, and even experts have now