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Can aerobic exercises reduce cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients? – Results from a new randomized controlled trial.

By |2021-04-10T13:48:16+02:0031. March 2021|Categories: clinical trial, Forms of treatment, Prävention|

Physical exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, contributing to general fitness, muscle control and coordination, and to a sense of wellbeing. Physical exercise is also essential for maintaining adequate blood flow to the brain and may stimulate brain cell growth and survival. Evidence of the effects of physical exercise in the prevention of dementia have been supported by many observational studies. The results of randomized trials suggest that exercise leads to increases in brain tissue, including the hippocampus and elevate blood levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), stimulating the formation of new nerve cells.

The ReCode program according to Dr. Bredesen – Cure for Alzheimer’s disease is possible

By |2021-03-09T18:55:24+01:0010. March 2021|Categories: Causes, Forms of treatment|

To date, there is no effective drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. The currently available drug treatment options are limited to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and memantines, each of which is used depending on the stage of the disease and directly influences the action of neurotransmitters in the brain. It is hard to believe, but these pharmacological approaches are still based on the findings of the 1970s and 1980s. 

The blood brain-barrier and its role in Alzheimer’s disease – an update to the KsD page

By |2021-02-16T17:38:53+01:0017. February 2021|Categories: Causes, clinical trial, Prävention, prevention|

The human brain is an extremely sensitive organ. Therefore, it must also be particularly protected from toxins and pathogens. The supply of messenger substances and the removal of metabolic products must also be precisely regulated. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) has exactly this function and separates the central nervous system from the rest of the body's blood circulation.  The BBB acts as a shield, protecting the brain from infectious agents and toxic substances, but must also act as a filter, allowing nutrients to get inside the central nervous system. 

Ashwagandha: How can this powerful adaptogen prevent dementia?

By |2021-01-26T19:41:58+01:0027. January 2021|Categories: Forms of treatment, plant substances|

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng or Winter cherry, is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for millennia as a rejuvenating tonic, i.e. to increase physical and mental health by promoting longevity. Classically, different parts of the plant (including roots, leaves and flowers) have been used to treat different conditions such as rheumatism, constipation, insomnia, chronic stress and hormonal imbalances. Recently, the benefits of this herb have aroused the interest of conventional western medicine and in the last 10 years many studies have been published bringing scientific evidence for what the ancients used to practice many years ago.

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. 

We say thanks – and we are impressed!

By |2020-12-08T17:07:20+01:009. December 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Knowledge stops Dementia will continue to thrive in the coming year. 480 individual donors, with an average donation of more than 25 euros, decided to support our work. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! From a financial point of view, this means that the Knowledge stops Dementia team can continue to work scientifically, journalistically and organizationally free of economic pressure in 2021. From an idealistic point of view, we are especially impressed by the large number of private individual donations. This shows us that we reach and move many people. Knowledge stops Dementia is crowd financed in the best sense of the word and we are proud of that!

Always stay in touch – How speech therapy helps people with dementia and their families 

By |2020-11-24T18:15:24+01:0025. November 2020|Categories: Forms of treatment, Prävention, prevention, therapists|

With the project ‘Knowledge stops Dementia’, the Deutsche Stiftung für Gesundheitsinformation und Prävention, together with the Akademie für menschliche Medizin, presents a broad spectrum of measures to prevent the development of dementia. Within preventive measures, speech therapy offers an important therapeutic component that enables dementia patients to maintain contact with their environment. Especially in the early stages of the disease, no time should be lost and no one should hesitate to seek speech therapy treatment. 

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.

Lifespan cognitive reserve is a protective factor against dementia

By |2020-10-13T14:37:52+02:0014. October 2020|Categories: Causes, Prävention, prevention|

Not everyone grows old the same way. The occurrence of dementia is also not the same in every person. While some people can live longer with good cognitive function and no signs of memory loss (even in the presence of severe neurological disease), others suffer from cognitive and memory impairment without so many brain damages in neurological tests.

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.

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