Science and Pseudoscience Podcast Episode 1 Zach Bush
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What Foods Fight Dementia?
Video taken from the channel: WS Westwood
Preventing Alzheimer’s disease with FOOD
Video taken from the channel: Max Lugavere
The MIND Diet for Brain Health with Leslie Beck
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“Non-Evidence Based Treatments for Dementia & Brain Health” by Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS
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How to Avoid Alzheimer’s and Build a Better Brain (Webinar Replay)
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Brain Health Promotion Strategies: Separating Reality-Based Hope From Hopeless Pseudo-Medicine
Video taken from the channel: University of California Television (UCTV)
Learn more about women and brain health. A piece in the recent issue of JAMA highlights the increase in “pseudomedicine” for dementia and brain health. Pseudomedicine refers to “interventions that are promoted as scientifically-supported treatments but lack credible efficacy data.” In short, these treatments aren’t proven to help cognitive health. This fake news of health information, the authors wrote, is helping to drive a huge market — $3.2 billion in over-the-counter “treatments” to improve cognition and brain health in 2016 — that gives false hope to sufferers of dementia.
Pseudomedicine is especially problematic among older patients and family members concerned about memory loss and desperate for effective therapies to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Other examples of pseudomedicine include recommendations for brain healthy diet plans. The US population is aging, and with it is an increasing prevalence of Alzheimer disease, which lacks effective approaches for prevention or a cure. 1 Many individuals are concerned about developing cognitive changes and dementia.
With increasing amounts of readily accessible information, people independently seek and find material about brain health. As fears about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are exploding, willingness to buy the pitch that brain health can come in a pill is rising as well. But scientists are calling foul, saying. “For the other 99%, amyloid and tau are closely associated with Alzheimer’s, but many things may contribute to the development of symptoms, such as inflammation in the brain, vascular risk factors, and lifestyle.” Improve your lifestyle for Alzheimer’s prevention. Healthy habits may help ward off Alzheimer’s.
Brain health – learn about lifestyle habits that can help keep your body and brain healthy, while potentially reducing your risk of cognitive decline. Get information and resources for Alzheimer’s and other dementias from the Alzheimer’s. Population-based studies suggest that factors associated with overall good health may also reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
These factors include regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet and keeping your brain. At least three servings of whole grains a day Green leafy vegetables (such as salad) at least six times a week Other vegetables at least once a day Berries at least twice a week Red meat less than four times a week Fish. A recent article has highlighted a steep rise in “pseudomedicine” that markets many dietary supplements as benefiting brain health or preventing dementia.
Because there are currently no approved drugs to prevent or cure dementia.
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|from Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia|
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