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Can Alzheimer’s be Delayed by a Chemical Found in Pine Cones?

Can Alzheimer's be Delayed by a Chemical Found in Pine Cones? | Alzheimeric.comA once-a-day tablet that harnesses a chemical found in pine cones shows great promise in both preventing and slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.

The drug, known as NIC5-15, has been shown in animal studies to be effective in preventing the formation of amyloid plaques. These are believed to coat the brain cells stopping them from working effectively.

Beagles’ Tricks Assist Alzheimer’s Fight

Beagles' Tricks Assist Alzheimer's Fight | Alzheimeric.comBeagles' Tricks Assist Alzheimer's Fight | Alzheimeric.comScientists have found a way to teach an old beagle forgotten tricks in research that suggests a healthy diet could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s affects one in 20 of those over 65 and nearly a quarter of those over 85, causing dementia, loss of memory, personality changes and, eventually, death.

Sandra Cannon: No ready-made plans for dealing with dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have touched many of us. My uncle has Alzheimer’s. He does not remember us. He calls all women “girl,” even my mother. Sometimes he thinks she is his mother. My mother has dementia. Sometimes she calls me several times a day to ask me the same question. I try to be patient and change the subject, only to be called again.

Mama used to travel on vacations with us. The last time we took her with us, it was not pleasant. She wanted to return home immediately after arrival and tried to bribe my children to drive her several hundred miles back home. We surmised that she was attached to her familiar surroundings. We made her stay. She had a good time. However, every day was a struggle to get her to enjoy herself.

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Brain

If nuts can help stave off Alzheimer’s, what else is good for your mind. Here are some ways to boost your brain.

It is the ticking time-bomb that will affect 1.7 million of us in just 40 years. But can you stave off Alzheimer’s with a healthy diet. This week scientists said eating chicken, oily fish and nuts may help stop it developing. So what do the experts say about the other claimed methods of beating the disease.

Oily Fish ‘Can Cut Alzheimer’s Risk’

Oily Fish 'Can Cut Alzheimer's Risk' | Alzheimeric.comOily Fish 'Can Cut Alzheimer's Risk' | Alzheimeric.comA diet high in omega-3, found in fish and some oils, can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 per cent, a study has claimed.

Even eating oily fish once a week can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by a third, while eating fruit and vegetables every day reduces the chances of getting dementia in old age by almost 30 per cent.

Puzzle Habit ‘Staves Off Dementia’

Puzzle Habit 'Staves Off Dementia' | Alzheimeric.comScientists in the US who looked at 65 health elderly people, whose average age was 76, found those who did so tended to lower amounts of a destructive protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, than those who were less mentally active.

The researchers at the University of California’s Berkeley campus found they had less beta-amyloid, which are thought to cause Alzheimer’s when they accumulate in sufficient quantities to fold into tangles plaques.