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Jane’s Blog Alert! Americans with Dementia to Double by 2040

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Jane’s Blog Alert! Americans with Dementia to Double by 2040

A new Milken Institute report "Reducing the Cost and Risk of Dementia: Recommendations to Improve Brain Health and Decrease Disparities", shows nearly 13 million Americans will have dementia by 2040 – almost twice as many as today. Nora Super, lead author of the report and senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, states, “Our risk of developing dementia doubles every five years after we turn 65; by age 85, nearly one in three of us will have the disease. Emerging evidence shows that despite family history and personal genetics, lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise,...

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Jane's Blog Type 2 Diabetes May be a Contributing Factor for Dementia

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Jane's Blog Type 2 Diabetes May be a Contributing Factor for Dementia

Insulin is an integral hormone in the process of developing Type 2 diabetes. It is made by the pancreas to enable your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store future use. Diets high in refined carbohydrates (starches & sugars) and lack of exercise leads to Insulin resistance in which the body produces insulin but the cells are not able use it effectively. When muscle, fat and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin, they cannot easily absorb glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream, and the blood sugars elevate. As...

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Jane’s Blog Study Links Heartburn Drugs to Stomach Cancer and Fatal Heart and Kidney Disease

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Jane’s Blog Study Links Heartburn Drugs to Stomach Cancer and Fatal Heart and Kidney Disease

More than 15 million Americans have prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Further, many millions more purchase the drugs over the counter and take them without being under a doctor's care and often indefinitely. A new study is published online May 30, 2019 in The British Medical Journal has linked long-term use of proton pump inhibitors to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. The researchers also found that such risk increases with the duration of PPI use, even when the drugs are taken at low doses. Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, an assistant professor of...

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 2

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 2

The formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are thought to contribute to the degradation of the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the subsequent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Amyloids are structures of proteins that become folded into a shape that allows many copies of that protein to stick together forming fibrils. The previously healthy proteins lose their normal physiological functions and form fibrous deposits in plaques around cells that disrupt the healthy function of tissues and organs. Nattokinase is a proteolytic enzyme extracted and purified from a Japanese food called nattō, made from fermented soybeans. Published in the...

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

Memory and cognitive decline is becoming an ever growing problem. Watching a loved one slip away mentally and physically from Dementia / Alzheimer’s is so difficult. Knowing that it could happen to you is terrifying! Dementia is not a disease but a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. The causes of dementia can vary, depending on the types of brain changes that occur.  It is not uncommon for people to have mixed dementia. For example, some people have both vascular...

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