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Alzheimer’s Disease – what is it and how can it be treated?

Alzheimer’s Disease – what is it and how can it be treated? Continue reading

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Dementia and Alzheimers’ Disease – How Can It Be Treated?

Dementia and Alzheimers’ Disease – How Can It Be Treated?

The Latin word “De-mentia”, literally means, the removal of a person from their own mind. It stands for a significant decrease in brain function, including memory, goal-directed thinking, orientation in space and time, and language ability.

Most dementias are progressive. They cannot be cured and will gradually cause more severe problems for the patient, and for the patient’s caretakers. As the population ages, Alzheimer’s disease is on its way to becoming the third most common fatal disease.

Prescription medications on the market starting in the 1990s to treat dementia have been a disappointment to patients and doctors alike.

The frustration caused by this situation prompted me to make the development of an anti-dementia treatment protocol a major focus of my clinical work.

As always, we start with a thorough neuropsychiatric assessment, looking for potentially reversible causes of cognitive decline such as a thyroid condition, vitamin deficiency, a sleep disorder, elevated blood sugar and diabetes. Importantly, untreated depression and chronic high stress and anxiety levels are associated with a higher risk for dementia. Most of the time, psychotherapy is a far better alternative to the all-too-common multiple prescription drugs.

The protocol uses a number of carefully evaluated novel interventions and components based on sound neuroscientific principles, sourced from both functional medicine and traditional medical systems, such as Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.

The protocol stabilizes many of my patients, and improves their functioning and quality of life. It has shown promising results not only for dementia, but also for traumatic brain injury. Continue reading

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Update on the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease – from the International Conference of Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders/MDS Developing World Education Program (DWEP). Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PRC. September 30, 2016

Update on the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease – from the International Conference of Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders/MDS Developing World Education Program (DWEP). Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PRC. September 30, 2016 Continue reading

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Multimodal randomized Functional MR imaging of the effects of Methylene Blue in the human Brain

Multimodal randomized Functional MR imaging of the effects of Methylene Blue in the human Brain A new treatment for short-term memory loss? Or radiological gadgetry? Purpose To investigate the sustained-attention and memory-enhancing neural correlates of the oral administration of methylene blue in the healthy human brain. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this prospective, HIPAA-compliant, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial, and all patients provided informed consent. Twenty-six subjects (age range, 22–62 years) were enrolled. Functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed with a … Continue reading

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Periodontitis and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Can Herpes Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

  Can Herpes Cause Alzheimer’s Disease? http://tinyurl.com/gr4fqab Itzhaki, Ruth F.a; * | Lathe, Richardb | Balin, Brian J.c | Ball, Melvyn J.d | Bearer, Elaine L.e | Braak, Heikof | Bullido, Maria J.g | Carter, Chrish | Clerici, Marioi | Cosby, S. Louisej | Del Tredici, Kellyf | Field, Hughk | Fulop, Tamasl | Grassi, Claudiom | Griffin, W. Sue T.n | Haas, Jürgenb | Hudson, Alan P.o | Kamer, Angela R.p | Kell, Douglas B.q | Licastro, Federicor | Letenneur, Lucs | Lövheim, Hugot … Continue reading

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Higher Rates of Antidepressant Use Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

  Higher Rates of Antidepressant Use Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease http://tinyurl.com/j25ksu5 Puranen A1,2, Taipale H1,2,3, Koponen M1,2, Tanskanen A4,5,6, Tolppanen AM2,3, Tiihonen J4,6, Hartikainen S1,2.   1Kuopio Research Centre of Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. 2School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. 3Research Centre for Comparative Effectiveness and Patient Safety (RECEPS), University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. 4Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. 5National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. 6Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Niuvanniemi Hospital, University … Continue reading

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