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Recent study shows: the MIND diet protects against cognitive decline, even independently of the pathological changes in the Alzheimer’s brain

By |2021-11-14T19:54:10+01:0017. November 2021|Categories: Forms of treatment, nutrition, Prävention, prevention|

An intriguing question for Alzheimer's researchers is the fact that some patients manage to maintain good cognitive function despite severe brain lesions (anatomical anomaly in parts of the brain). Thus, there seems to be no correlation between the deposition of amyloid plaques and cognitive changes such as memory loss, planning difficulties, behavioral disturbances, and others.  

Galactose as a therapeutic sugar alternative for Alzheimer’s dementia?

By |2021-06-22T10:34:10+02:0023. June 2021|Categories: Causes, Forms of treatment, nutrition, Prävention, prevention|

It has been known for quite some time that a disturbance in blood glucose and insulin metabolism plays a central role not only in diabetes, but also in Alzheimer's disease. When insulin, which is important for glucose utilization, can no longer work properly due to missing or damaged insulin receptors, the so-called insulin resistance occurs. This also applies to the brain, where it is called cerebral insulin resistance. If this occurs, our central nervous system may experience an energy deficiency despite high glucose levels in the blood. The resulting starvation state of the brain gradually leads to the cessation of its specific functions and the death of brain cells, which is particularly noticeable in the impairment of memory. Therefore, maintaining or restoring the energy metabolism of the brain is of crucial importance, especially at the beginning of Alzheimer's disease.   

Early Alzheimer’s symptoms are reversible: current lifestyle intervention shows promising results

By |2021-04-21T09:52:21+02:0021. April 2021|Categories: Causes, clinical trial, Forms of treatment, nutrition, Prävention, prevention|

The relation between lifestyle and Alzheimer’s disease has been previously described in many studies. It has become well established that lifestyle interventions can prevent the onset of the disease in about 40% (as we reported in a previous NF based on the 12 Alzheimer’s disease prevention factors listed by The Lancet commission on Dementia). The Finnish FINGER study (Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study 2015) has also already impressively shown these correlations 

Nutritional drink against early-stage Alzheimer’s? First non-pharmacological study to show long-term success.

By |2021-01-12T18:52:25+01:0013. January 2021|Categories: Causes, clinical trial, Forms of treatment, micronutrient deficiencies, nutrition, Prävention, prevention, Uncategorized|

Can the course of early Alzheimer's disease be delayed by consuming a special mixture of nutrients? This question was investigated in the European study called 'LipiDiDiet' led by Prof. Tobias Hartmann.  The scientists recruited Alzheimer's patients, who were in the early stages of the disease, to test the effectiveness of a specific nutritional drink called 'Souvenaid'. Souvenaid was developed as a medical dietary food for the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer's disease and is marketed by Nutricia (Danone Group). It contains a defined nutrient combination of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, choline, B vitamins (B6, B12 and folic acid), vitamins C and E, selenium and uridine monophosphate. 

Gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease

By |2020-11-04T08:31:04+01:004. November 2020|Categories: Causes, Forms of treatment, nutrition, Prävention, prevention|

The fact that our health begins in the gut has been known for thousands of years. Today it is clear that our intestines are more than just a "digestive tube", as this important organ fulfils a variety of other functions. For example, a disturbance of gut health is directly related to the development of chronic diseases.  The intestinal flora, i.e. the microbial colonization of the intestinal mucosa, plays a particularly important role in this process. The intestinal flora is also known as the 'intestinal microbiota'. It is the most important part of our immune system and thus offers us effective protection against infection.

On the week of dementia 2020 – 12 ways to prevent dementia

By |2020-09-21T20:08:17+02:0021. September 2020|Categories: Causes, nutrition, Prävention, prevention, Uncategorized|

The 2020 report of the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care lists 12 modifiable risk factors that could help prevent dementia. This new report provides some important updates to the previous document, published in 2017.

Long-term healthy diet may preserve memory 

By |2020-04-27T14:44:20+02:0029. April 2020|Categories: Causes, clinical trial, nutrition, Prävention, prevention|

A study published in The American Journal of Medicine 2018, has demonstrated that maintaining a healthy diet in midlife is independently associated with a larger hippocampus years later and may protect against cognitive decline. The hippocampus is a structure located in the temporal lobe of each brain hemisphere and is directly involved in the process of memory. The volume of the hippocampus can be determined by brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Decreasing of its volume is related to cognitive impairment and is used in clinical practice for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (hippocampus atrophy).

Why is the glass of red wine in the evening is good for brain and soul?

By |2020-01-10T12:36:25+01:008. January 2020|Categories: clinical trial, nutrition, plant substances|

Red wine drinkers are generally good-natured people and known for mastering life with pleasure and relaxation. These alone are two protective factors against dementia, because stress is poison for the brain (but more about this later on). In addition, a secondary plant substance present particularly in red wine is increasingly attracting the interest of research and prevention in Alzheimer's disease: resveratrol.

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