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Is Dementia Hereditary? Busting the Myths

Is Dementia Hereditary? Busting the Myths

A leading concern amongst family members of dementia patients is whether they are at a risk of developing the disease themselves, due to hereditary genetic patterns and mutations. The answer, in most cases, is a definitive no, as dementia can be attributed to an array of reasons, only one of which is genetic transfer.However, since Alzheimer's disease along with other forms of dementia can also be associated with genetics; individuals having multiple family members who have any form of dementia have a higher propensity of developing the disease in their later years. Such individuals should consult neurologists and undergo regular testing to ensure the immediate diagnosis of any memory loss disorder.The research in the domain of dementia is still young, therefore, no isolated cause-and-effect...

the memory diet

The Memory Diet: More Than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain

PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POSTThe Memory Diet is an empowering, informative and motivational read. Judi and Shari Zucker’s book, “The Memory Diet: More than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain,” provides readers with the insights to understand how food and diet plays a vital role in good health and well-being. Most individuals do not realize the food we consume helps protect our mental health, physical health, quality of life, and overall well-being.In the introduction, Judi and Shari Zucker provide astonishing facts to help readers realize how specific mental diseases are on the rise. Judi and Shari Zucker open up and let you into their world sharing how dementia had affected their life once they found out their mother was...

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Commonly Used Drugs Linked To Dementia Even At Low Dosage

A new study in the University of Washington provides strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk of dementia in older adults. The drugs share some common mechanisms within key areas of the brain but are used primarily as ingredients in over-the-counter sleep, cough, cold, and allergy medicines as well as in the treatment of an overactive bladder and depression. Drugs And Dementia The most commonly used drug linked to dementia is diphenhydramine, which is used in many popular products such as Benadryl, Nytol Sominex, Theraflu, Triaminic Allergy, etc. It is also implicated in drugs containing chlorpheniramine (Aller-Chlor); oxybutynin (Ditropan) and tolterodine (Detrol) for overactive bladder; and tricyclic antidepressants, such as doxepin or amitriptyline.1 Background Data Acetylcholine is a critical brain chemical involved in the transmission of nerve...

Mediterranean Diet

Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is rich in vegetables, fruit, peas and beans (legumes) and grains. It also contains moderate amounts of chicken and fish. There is little red meat and most fat is unsaturated and comes from olive oil and nuts. Having a small amount of red wine has been shown to increase the health benefits.In combination with moderate exercise and not smoking, the Mediterranean Diet offers a scientifically researched, affordable, balanced and health-promoting lifestyle choice.The health benefitsThe typical Western diet is high in animal fats, sugar and preservatives but low in fruit and vegetables. Scientific research has shown that this food combination is partially responsible for triggering many chronic diseases and cancers.Research has also shown that following a Mediterranean diet can reduce the chance of developing...

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Best 4 Foods To Burn Belly Fat

By THE EDITORS OF PREVENTIONBelieve it or not, your body actually doesn't want to store fat. And the secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep rhythms to curb cravings, burn fat and send your energy levels soaring.Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to cues we send it all day with the wrong foods—and too much artificial light at night. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes your cravings all but impossible to resist. But if you tune into your body's natural eat and sleep schedules, you can actually—finally—say...