Dementia is a syndrome in which memory, reasoning, behavior and the ability to perform daily living activities are impaired. Although dementia primarily affects older people, it is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing. Nevertheless, there are 50 million people living with dementia in the world, and every year there are nearly 10 million […]
A healthy diet is the key to preventing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. That’s why the diet-Alzheimer’s link was the topic of an event organized by the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies (FQAS) on 17th January, to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
Since 1994, the 21st September has marked World Alzheimer’s Day: a day dedicated to raising awareness and spreading information about this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 47.5 million people have dementia globally. No less than 7.7 million cases are diagnosed each year, that’s a new case every four seconds.
For the past ten years, Walk for Alzheimer’s, which this year takes place on 28 May, has been the most important fundraiser in Canada for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Over 150 communities take part, from one ocean to the other. The funds raised are used to improve the quality of life of people living […]
It’s now well known that to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses, a healthy lifestyle is essential; regular exercise, a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a Mediterranean diet, etc. But what about specific foods? Is there evidence to suggest that consuming coffee or alcohol, for example, could help prevention? I’ll answer the question in […]
The statistics around Alzheimer’s disease are far from encouraging. They predict that within 15 years, around 1 million Canadians will be affected by a cognitive disease. Wouldn’t it be good if there existed a type of diet that would enable us to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s?
Omega 3’s are important for health—they have a protective effect on cardiovascular health and could even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. There are many Omega 3 supplements and Omega 3 enriched products on the market. But it is also possible to obtain all the Omega 3 you need from your diet!
“You are what you eat,” has never been more true. Every day we’re finding more links between healthy diets and healthy lives, so, it’s not surprising that good nutrition and a healthy diet now is a good investment in preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s later. To help you get started, we’ve already made a list of the […]
In a previous article on the MIND Diet as prevention against Alzheimer’s disease, I mentioned a few foods to focus on. I’m back today to remind you of those foods, and tell you why they’re so interesting from a nutritional standpoint.
Each year in Canada, 25 000 people are diagnosed with dementia… and the numbers keep rising! Of these 25 000 new cases, several will develop into Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the medical world doesn’t 100% understand the way this illness develops, nor the way to cure it, or even slow its’ progression.
Researchers at the University Laval, including Frederic Calon, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of neurological illnesses, have reviewed the literature on the use of Omega 3 to reduce cognitive decline associated with age related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
If, like me, Alzheimer’s disease has affected someone near you and really scares you, you’ll be happy to learn that we are not powerless against it. Several studies show that there are strategies you can follow to prevent this terrible disease.