Posts Tagged 'Alzheimer’s Society'

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with siblings

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.

The research adds to increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on , and could have a positive impact on children’s social skills and emotional well-being.

Pets are almost as common as siblings in western households, ...

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Aluminum contamination implicated in dementia and bee deaths by David Gutierrez

An insect form of Alzheimer’s disease caused by aluminum contamination may be one of the causes behind an ongoing decline in populations of bees and other pollinators, according to a study conducted by researchers from the universities of Keele and Sussex and published in the journal PLOS ONE.

The researchers found that honeybees had levels of aluminum in their bodies equivalent to those that could cause brain damage in humans.

“Aluminium is a known neurotoxin affecting behaviour in animal models of aluminium intoxication,” ...

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Turmeric Boosts Working Memory In One Small Dose – Sayer Ji

Interest in turmeric as a tonic and regenerative agent for brain conditions is growing rapidly. Given the increased prevalence of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as an alarming uptick in brain cancer and the cognitively impairing metabolic dysregulations associated with type 2 diabetes.

Turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin hold great promise as an alternative to pharmaceuticals, none of which have been shown to address nor resolve the root ...

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