January 6, 2016
Dementia encompasses a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term and gradual decline of brain function, usually starting with memory loss and increasing to loss of bodily functions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is a malfunction of the neurons in the brain; symptoms start with loss of memory, disorientation, and eventually lead to loss of basic body functions, and death. According to alz.org, Alzheimer’s Association, it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US.
Alz.org also states that Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot prevented, cured or slowed. But researchers from our panel of scientists have another point of view. We share with you below some papers and an informative webinar on how to prevent or slow down the progression of dementia.
This newsletter has a number of different research papers about the subject for you to look at, to read summaries or the whole papers, or to watch our video with Dr. Mizwicki.