Anti-psychotic drugs not good for Alzheimer’s

When someone has Alzheimer’s or dementia, doctors prescribe calming drugs to control behaviour. Now, a study proves that non-drug approaches should be the first choice for treating dementia patients’ common symptoms such as irritability, agitation, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, aggression, apathy and delusions, say the researchers in a paper just published by the British Medical Journal. The focus then, should be on training  the caregivers … Continue reading Anti-psychotic drugs not good for Alzheimer’s

Green tea protects against Alzheimer’s and cancer

Everyone says it’s good for weight loss. But when green tea is digested it is even more effective at protecting the body against Alzheimer’s and cancer than was previously thought. Green tea has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and what we have here provides the scientific evidence why it may be effective against some of the key diseases we face today. The study, published … Continue reading Green tea protects against Alzheimer’s and cancer

Green tea extract boosts brainpower and memory

With the scare around Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss, here’s good news. Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. The findings suggest promising clinical implications for the treatment of cognitive impairments in psychiatric disorders such as dementia. The Swiss findings suggest promising clinical … Continue reading Green tea extract boosts brainpower and memory

Green tea and red wine halt Alzheimer’s

Cheers. Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. In early-stage laboratory experiments, the researchers identified the process which allows harmful clumps of protein to latch on to brain cells, causing them to die. They were able to interrupt this pathway using the purified extracts of EGCG … Continue reading Green tea and red wine halt Alzheimer’s