Vitamin D status linked to cognitive function

Researchers at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Centre and Rutgers University have found that vitamin D deficiency among the elderly is related to accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in areas such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study, published online in JAMA Neurology, found that the effect […]

September 24, 2015 Continue Reading

Omega-3 study: More questions than answers?

‘Omega-3 supplements don’t improve memory’ declared a headline in Time Magazine this week. Other national and international media also came to the same stark conclusion when reporting the findings of a newly published study into the effectiveness of omega-3 supplements. But could it be that the study, Published in the Journal of the American Medical […]

August 28, 2015 Continue Reading

Common OTC medicines linked to raised dementia risk

A study by US researchers has linked prolonged use of certain widely available over-the-counter medicines with an increased risk of dementia. The medicines implicated – which include popular hayfever and allergy tablets such as Benadryl and Piriton, sleeping pills like Nytol and and asthma drugs – are a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. They […]

January 30, 2015 Continue Reading

Vitamin E slows dementia study shows

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that high doses of vitamin E taken daily may assist in slowing down the onset of dementia in those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The study – Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine on Functional Decline in Alzheimer Disease – analyzed […]

January 7, 2014 Continue Reading

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