January 4, 2010

Ginkgo Biloba Proven Ineffective on Elderly

A commonly used herbal supplement, Ginkgo biloba, is meant to ward off dementia and improve one’s memory, but has no effect on the elderly. A recent study done by the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory showed that Ginkgo biloba does not prevent cognitive decline for the elderly. Last year it was discovered that a twice a day dose of 120 milligrams of Ginkgo biloba for men and women ages 82 – 96 did not improve or prevent Alzheimer’s dementia or other dementia’s.

The study lasted 7 years long and included over 3,000 participants. It was one of the longest and largest scientific studies ever completed. Half of the participants were given a placebo and the other half was given Ginkgo biloba. Every 6 months the patients were observed and their mental state tested; five things were checked up on of all the participants: memory, how well people could use language, their awareness of space, how well they could concentrate, and how well they could carry out simple tasks.. At the conclusion of the 7 year study both sets of patients showed no difference in mental state. They all performed worse as time went on.
Ginkgo biloba is an extract from the root of a ginkgo tree. Ginkgo biloba has been used for 40 years in North America, and has been used for over 500 years in traditional Chinese medicine.

Ginkgo biloba is not harmful for the elderly, but is definitely ineffective. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with remembering or other tasks, make an appointment to see your doctor. If dementia is a possibility your doctor can help you look at treatments and plan for the future.

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June 4, 2009

Unfortunately Aging Is Not Always Beautiful


Aging isn’t always as beautiful or graceful as many would wish. In fact there are many difficulties seniors have to deal with and many challenges they must face. Many of these difficulties have severe effects on the brain. Unfortunately many of these cannot be “cured” and drastically change the person it appears in and that persons family. Some of these illnesses include Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.

Alzheimer’s disease affects the way a person thinks, behaves, and even their emotions and physical functions. Alzheimer’s changes a person’s ability to understand, think, remember and communicate will be affected. Simple tasks that have been performed for years will become more difficult or be forgotten. Confusion and memory loss occur, initially for recent events and eventually for long-term events, will occur. The ability to find the right words and follow a conversation will be affected. A person may appear uninterested and apathetic, and may quickly lose interest in the hobbies they previously enjoyed. Repeating the same action or words, hiding possessions, physical outbursts, and restlessness are also caused by Alzheimer’s.

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder caused by the gradual loss of cells in a small part of the brain. The loss of these cells results in a reduction of a vital chemical called “dopamine,” which causes symptoms such as, shaking of the hands, slowing down of movement, stiffness, and loss of balance. Other symptoms are loss of facial expression, reduction in speech volume and clarity, difficulty swallowing, change in size of handwriting, dry skin, constipation, urinary difficulties, and depression. Because Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder, these symptoms worsen with time.

To help prevent fading memory, try these 20 ways to boost memory

“1. Take the stairs 2. Change your wallpaper 3. Steal some zzz’s by daylight 4. Take a mental “photograph” 5. Eat less 6. Try a “brain-training” game — or join a “brain gym” 7. Spend some time online 8. Stop and sip a cuppa 9. See a doctor if you feel depressed 10. Take the “multi” out of your tasking 11. Keep your blood sugar under control 12. Waggle your eyes back and forth 13. Eat your green vegetables 14. Don’t ignore sleep apnea 15. Learn something new that’s a real departure for you 16. Quit smoking 17. Eat some chocolate! 18. Put everything in its place 19. Don’t retire 20. Throw a party”– “20 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory” from Silverinnings –Blog for Senior Citizens

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DoctorSolve Healthcare Solutions Inc., a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online Canadian pharmacies by PharmacyChecker.com.
For more information on how to order Canada drugs safely and securely call 1-866-732-0305 or visit http://www.doctorsolve.com/ – a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 1999.