Closer examination of the brains of people who have died from Alzheimer's has shown a loss of cells that release a chemical called acetylcholine ~ those cells that are used for thinking.
The first signs of Alzheimer's are loss of short-term memory for names and recent events. This then progresses to a difficulty learning new information, possibly eccentric behavior, depression and loss of spontaneity.
As Alzheimer's continues to affect the sufferer, they will lose the ability to carry out everyday activities, questions will be asked repeatedly, and they may lose the ability to recognize friends and family.
Eventually nearly all mental functions will fail, a similar symptom to those suffering from multiple small strokes and severe alcoholism.
• Phosphatidyl Serine::
Phosphatidyl Serine is one of the many substances involved in the structure and maintenance of cell membranes. It was asserted by the US Food and Drug Administration in May 2003 that "consumption of Phosphatidyl Serine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly" and further, "consumption of Phosphatidyl Serine may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly". Numerous studies back this up with evidence showing patients who took Phosphatidyl Serine orally showed significant improvement in their symptoms.
A naturally occurring compound, Choline is part of the B Vitamin group and has been shown to consistently help slow the progress of Alzheimer's and improve
neurol functioning of suffers.
** Always check with your Doctor or Practitioner before taking supplements. Ginkgo is contraindicated in some antidepressants including SSRI's.
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