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Dame Barbara Windsor, 81, speaks about dementia

Dame Barbara Windsor has spoken publicly for the first time about dementia after suffering from the illness for four years.

In a video, the 81-year-old former EastEnders and Carry On star calls on people to run next year’s London Marathon in aid of a campaign to raise money and change attitudes towards the condition.

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The MIND Diet

This is a combination of two diets that have well-known health benefits — Mediterranean and DASH. It’s designed to prevent or slow brain decline. Early studies show that it lowers risk of Alzheimer’s by 53% in those who follow it closely and by 35% in those who follow more loosely. (The name is short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.) Continue reading “The MIND Diet”

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8 Steps to Reverse Memory Loss

Statistics are grim. 10 percent of 65-year-olds, 25 percent of 75-year-olds, and 50 percent of 85-year-olds will develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. And the fastest growing segment of our population is the 85-year-olds. Researchers predict Alzheimer’s will affect 106 million people by 2050. It’s now the seventh leading cause of death.

Scientists now call Alzheimer’s disease “Type 3 diabetes.” What’s the link between Alzheimer’s and diabetes? Well, new research shows insulin resistance, or what I call diabesity (from eating too many carbs and sugar and not enough fat) is one of the major factors that starts the brain-damage cascade, which robs the memory of over half the people in their 80s, leading to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading “8 Steps to Reverse Memory Loss”