Researchers find sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

June 26, 2016

 

Researchers have found for the first time that essential oil from rosemary, when sniffed in advance, enables people to remember to do things.

In a series of tests, rosemary herb essential oil increased the chances of remembering to do things in the future by 60-75 per cent compared with people who had not been exposed to the oil.

Other studies have shown the oil increases alertness and enhances long-term memory.

The results showed that participants in the rosemary-scented room performed better on the prospective memory tasks than the participants in the room with no scent.

Researcher Jemma McCready said ‘These findings may have implications for treating individuals with memory impairments.

It supports our previous research indicating that the aroma of rosemary essential oil can enhance cognitive functioning in healthy adults, here extending to the ability to remember events and to complete tasks in the future.”

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How the brain compensates for sensory loss

June 19, 2016

 

The human brain has the remarkable capacity to respond to sensory loss by boosting the remaining functioning senses. Through a compensation mechanism in the brain, known as cross-modal plasticity, some senses are enhanced following the loss of other sensory input, such as the improvement of hearing in people who are blind.

This research adds to a series of studies investigating the role of neuropeptides in the brain’s inter-sensory signaling, and expands the knowledge about the cellular and molecular processes underlying cross-modal plasticity. These results may also point to the ancient evolutionary roots of this compensation mechanism, now that it has been revealed in a much less developed system than our own.

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Alzheimer’s Disease linked to Herpes Virus

June 12, 2016

 

UK-Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned.

The herpes virus – the type which causes cold sores – and chlamydia bacteria are named as the major culprits, as well as a type of corkscrew-shaped bacteria called spirochaete.

Professor Douglas Kell of the University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry, said “We are saying there is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has a dormant microbial component. We can’t keep ignoring all of the evidence.”

The authors say that viruses and bacteria are common in the brains of elderly people, and although they are usually dormant, they can ‘wake up’ after stress or if the immune system is compromised. Around two thirds of people will acquire the herpes virus at some point in their lives, and many will not realize they have it.

They say new findings could also have implications for the future treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, and other progressive neurological conditions.

Read article: Experts warn herpes virus could cause Alzheimer’s

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For Caregivers: 11 coping tips as you help your BI loved one

June 5, 2016

 

1. Live for the day; one day at a time. Be like the marathon runner focused on just the one mile at hand.

2. It’s best to forgive, though most of us feel the impulse only waveringly if at all. Like most things, forgiving gets easier with practice

3. Count one’s blessings daily. When not enough good things are happening, make them happen!

4. Surround yourself with positive people.The idea is to find people who’ll help you stay brave and strong so you can be there for the ones really counting on you.

5. Think outside the box! Many medical practitioners at the zenith of their careers no longer have an open mind, if they ever did. It’s your responsibility to seek alternative therapies, emerging technologies, and to keep abreast of which ones may hold real promise.

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