High Doses Of Vitamin E May Extend Life For Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Vitamin E pillsA new study, presented at the annual Academy of Neurology meeting in Chicago this month suggests that Vitamin E, particularly when combined with a cholinesterase inhibitor, extends the lifetimes of Alzheimer’s sufferers by a significant amount.

The researchers analyzed the survival rates of 847 people who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Estrogen Loss Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk In Women

Several studies have suggested that estrogen loss in women may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

One such study involved over 8,800 female residents of a retirement community situated in Laguna Hills, southern California. The residents were surveyed on various health related questions in 1981. Over the 11 year study period, 138 of the participants were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias likely to be Alzheimer’s disease.

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Apples, Oranges, And Bananas Slow Down Alzheimer’s

A half peeled bananaA new study has found that some of the most popular fruits, including bananas, apples, and oranges all contain antioxidants that reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York tested phenolic phytochemicals derived from bananas, oranges, and apples on neuron cells. The researchers found that all three of the fruits protected the neuron cells from oxidative stress and prevented neurotoxicity. Apples were found to have the highest levels of beneficial antioxidants.

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Marijuana’s Role In The Treatment Of Alzheimer’s

Marijuana plantsWhile many have heard that Marijuana can help reduce the symptoms of brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and can ease some of the side effects of cancer, several studies have also shown that the drug may have potential benefits for Alzheimer’s sufferers.

In two separate studies conducted on rats, one at the Cajal Institute in Madrid, Spain and the other at the Scripps Research Institute in California, the active ingredient in marijuana, known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC was found to be

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Arthritis Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms “Within Minutes”

Pills in bottleA recent United States study has documented a case where an arthritis drug called Etanercept, (also known as Enbrel), caused a rapid improvement in the cognitive function of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease with minutes of the drug being injected into the patients spine.

According to the authors of the study, the patient initially appeared agitated and could not recall the state he lived in but just ten minutes after treatment, he was more relaxed, attentive, and could correctly name the state.

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