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Is it Really Necessary to Take Vitamin Supplements

For most people, taking a vitamin supplement sounds like a good idea, when they remember or get around to it. It is not very high on most peoples priority list, and that is unfortunate, because it is becoming more and more unhealthy. Now I know most readers are thinking how can not doing something like […]

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Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia

I came across two very interesting articles, both from the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008 Mar 4;148:370 and Mar 4;148:379. These article authors reviewed an astounding 59 randomized clinical trials testing Alzheimer’s Disease medications which are on the market including: Aricept, Exelon, Namenda, Razadyne and Tacrine. Here are their conclusion: “…, based on an extensive […]

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The More Alcohol You Drink The Smaller Your Brain Gets

The more alcohol an individual drinks, the smaller his or her total brain volume, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Brain volume decreases with age at an estimated rate of 1.9 percent per decade, accompanied by an increase in white matter lesions, according to […]

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Vitamin B Does Not Slow Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer’s

For all my readers who “swear” by vitamin B12, please read below. Kindly note that the only value for supplmental B12 by mouth, sublinqual or by subcutaneous injection is for those who have documented B12 deficiency by a reptuable laboratory. Vitamin B Does Not Slow Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer’s Article Date: 15 Oct 2008 – […]

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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Twenty five years ago, November was designated as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Today, as many as 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – 120,000 of them in Massachusetts. Alzheimer’s can occur as young as age 35, and is currently the sixth leading […]

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