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Pomegranate Compound Could Help Fight Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is reaching epidemic proportions affecting over 5 million Americans. With no cure in sight, researchers are focusing their efforts on prevention methods. A new study from the United Kingdom is exploring a compound in the pomegranate fruit that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about this compound and what it may mean for the future of Alzheimer’s treatment methods. Punicalagin May Delay Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s For over two years, researchers have looked at pomegranate as a possible superfood that can delay the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Historically, a compound found in pomegranate called punicalagin has been shown to reduce inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson’s. Now, researchers from...
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6 Clocks to Help Ease Dementia-Related Anxiety

One early sign of Alzheimer’s disease is losing track of dates and time. As the disease progresses it becomes more difficult for those impacted to tell time and distinguish between night and day. The following clocks may help ease some confusion and are specifically designed for people with cognitive impairments and their caregivers trying to stick to a routine. They may also help with the anxiety that accompanies a dementia diagnosis. Learn more. Losing Track of Time: An Early Symptom of Alzheimer’s Some early signs of Alzheimer’s are easy to dismiss as normal signs of aging. Common signs that are overlooked include repeating the same stories, trouble completing familiar tasks and losing track of dates, seasons and time. Even...
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