DEMENTIA

DEFINITIONS

 
Lewy body disease is a kind of dementia    http://www.lewybodyjournal.org/whatlbdis.html#symptoms 
"In 1912, while Frederick Lewy was examining the brains of people with Parkinson's disease, he discovered irregularities in the cells in the mid-brain region. These abnormal structures (microscopic protein deposits found in deteriorating nerve cells) became known as Lewy bodies. Since that time, the presence of Lewy bodies in the mid-brain has been recognized as a hallmark of Parkinson's disease. In the 1960s, researchers found Lewy bodies in the cortex (the outer layer of gray matter) of the brains of some people who had dementia. Lewy bodies in the cortex are known as cortical Lewy bodies or diffuse Lewy bodies. (That's why Lewy body disease is sometimes called cortical Lewy body disease or diffuse Lewy body disease.) Cortical Lewy bodies were thought to be rare, until the 1980s when improved methodologies showed that Lewy body disease was more common than previously realized.
People with Lewy body disease have Lewy bodies in the mid-brain region (like those with Parkinson's disease) and in the cortex of the brain. It's believed that they usually also have the "plaques and tangles" of the brain that characterize Alzheimer's disease. Conversely, it's believed that many people with Alzheimer's disease also have cortical Lewy bodies. Because of the overlap, it's likely that many people with Lewy body disease are misdiagnosed (at least initially) as having either Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease."
 

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

A genetic marker e4 allele may indicate a risk for dementia in 15% of the American population.  A second test can be taken for levels of vitamin B-12.  B12 supplementation is a simple and safe way to fight dementia. 10/04 Well Being Journal     www.wrightnewsletter.com     www.wellbeingjournal.com
Abram Hoffer, MD & Morton Walker, MD believe supplements, such as vitamin B3, and exercise can prevent & reverse senility.  Hoffer reversed senility in his own mother, per book Smart Nutrients   www.orthomed.org   centre@orthomed.org  1-416-733-2117
Vitamin B3 may protect against age related cognitive decline per
8/04 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  
www.betternutrition.com 11/04
Braverman, Dr Eric R http://books.google.com/books?id=12zG7dUgeIYC&dq=path+wellness+manual+braverman  
HTL mode  http://books.google.com/books?pg=PR14&lpg=PR14&dq=path+wellness+manual+braverman
The Edge Effect - Reverse or Prevent Alzheimer's, Aging, Memory Loss, Weight Gain, Sexual Dysfunction and More
  pg 244+  cites supplements (eg. to boost dopamine, especially in Parkinson's disease).  Pg 271+ discusses the BEAM or Brain Electrical Activity Map. Short summary at ..\deliverance_by_recognition.htm
Exercise How Exercise Makes Your Brain Better  1/31/2008 www.somethingyoushouldknow.net    Listen   Read
John Ratey, M.D. (Little, Brown) Book:
Spark the Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain               
Taking huperzine A orally may improve memory, cognitive function, and behavioral function in Alzheimer's, multi-infarct, and senile dementia.  Huperzine A is an alkaloid isolated from Chinese club moss (huperzia serrata) and from Lycopodium selago. Huperzine A is thought to be beneficial due to its effects on acetylcholine levels.  http://naturaldatabase.com
L-arginine is a nitric oxide neurotransmitter precursor helping with learning, memory, and brain blood vessel dilation. Winter 2002 newsletter www.orthomed.org
Moringa leaves, pods & flowers may be a miracle medicinal food in the 3rd world tropical climates where it flourishes, providing protein, energy, vitamin C & A, iron, calcium & potassium.  Moringa detoxifies water plus contributes to the elimination of high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, arthritis pain, tumors & ulcers.  Sanford Holst  Moringa, Nature's Medicine Cabinet  Sierra Sunrise Books
14622 Venture Blvd #800, Sherman Oaks, California, USA 91403
Natural Astaxanthin - http://www.worldhealth.net/news/astaxanthin-helps-promote-brain-health/ - "Astaxanthin supplementation results in improved (red blood cells) erythrocyte antioxidant status and decreased [phospholipid hydroperoxide] levels, which may contribute to the prevention of dementia."
Ribose and cysteine  - Nagasawa, H. T. created a method to Enhance Delivery of Glutathione and ATP Levels in Cells by using ribose and cysteine. - http://mxl.myvoffice.com/pdf/en/HerbertTNagasawaCV_EN_2010.pdf
Advocate is
Colbert, Dr Don and Mary - Medical Breakthroughs for Healthy Living #2 - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2011-3-1.asx - 3/1/2011
L-cysteine [2(RS)-D-ribo-(1′, 2′, 3′, 4′-Tetrahydroxybutyl)thiazolidine-4(R)-carboxylic acid (Ribose-Cysteine, RibCys)] -  
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0773.1992.tb00472.x/abstract - RiboCeine™ is the amino acid cysteine fused with the sugar ribose...Cysteine itself is neurotoxic when administered to mammals, and is rapidly degraded. Dr Nagsawa spent years of research testing various compounds to find one which safely and effectively delivered the fragile cysteine molecule inside the cell, with the bonus effect of providing ribose for ATP production. Liver cell tests show RibCeine™ is 300% more effective in raising glutathione levels than N-Acytl-Cysteine, which is used in MaxGXL Demand Release.  We’ve all heard of time release vitamins (with toxic binders)... MaxONE takes it to the next level with on-demand release. The RiboCeine is absorbed into the cells where it waits. When the body needs to make more glutathione and separates it into the cysteine and ribose which are then used for glutathione and ATP production."
L-glutathione - www.designsforhealth.com
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) helps support  healthy cellular levels of glutathione (GSH) needed for good overall health. 4/2011 www.lef.org
http://www.lef.org/magazine/index.htm 4/2011 - Breakthrough findings - Fish oil, vitamin D, carnosine, multivitamins, plus healthy lifestyle have been shown to reverse death, re-activate the enzyme telomerase, re-activate and lengthen telomeres at the end of their chromosomes, and reverse neuro-degeneration - in lab mice.
Rosemary, the herb may help reduce dementia. (Even the plant's fragrance is beneficial.)
Vol 8 # 8 The Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living 
www.freedompressonline.com

WARNING

7 atypical antipsychotic meds - Zyprexa, Risperdal, Symbyax, Seroquel, Clozaril, Geodon and Abilify are used to treat psychiatric conditions, like schizophrenia, but are now used  "off label" to treat dementia behavioral disorders, resulting in stroke, infections and death. 4/12/05 Wall St Journal www.wsj.com  healthjournal@wsj.com
1 of the typical 4 symptoms of Lewy body disease is  hallucinations. An antipsychotic medication, such as Zyprexa, might be prescribed. This kind of medication can worsen motor problems, though. Also note 2005 FDA warning. http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2005/ANS01350.html
Peterson, Melody - http://www.ourdailymedsthebook.com/ - Click Google's "contents" in it's book review to read chapters or go to http://www.amazon.com/Our-Daily-Meds-Pharmaceutical-Prescription/dp/0374228272 - Tough read, but vital to the health of you and your family!
"The cognition of patients with Alzheimer's disease grew worse when they took either Detrol or Ditropan.  Both bladder drugs have what doctors call anti-cholinergic effects, which means they block the action of acetylcholine a neurotransmitter.  Nerve cells release neurotransmitters to send signals to neighboring cells.  The anti-cholinergic medicines block some of these signals...The brains of the patients who had taken anti-cholinergic drugs for 2 years or longer had more that twice the level of abnormal clumps of amyloid plaque and tangled bundles of fibers as those who had not taken the drugs or had taken them for a such time...Medication-induced dementia often reverses, if it is found and the patient stops taking the offending drug."
Pseudo-dementia means dementia is curable since the cause is not senility. Anemia, mild strokes, depression, institutionalization, nutrition lacking B vitamins or zinc, and drugs may cause confusion. Known drugs causing confusion are psycho-actives (sedatives, tranquilizers, lithium), anit-hypertensives (methyldopa, clonidine, beta-blockers), anticonvulsants (phenytoin, barbiturates), anti-cholinergics (atropine, antispasmodics), plus narcotics, steroids, digitalis, diuretics, anti-inflammatories, disulfiram). Rodale Press
The Prevention Total Health System - Aging Slowly

NEWS

Graboys, Dr Thomas  My Daily Battle Boston Glove magazine editorial about Parkinson's and Lewy body disease.  Thomas discusses his nightmares which terrorize him plus other aspects of his disabilities of which he (for the most part) is a keen observer. 3/23/2008 magaxine@globe.com

SPIRITUAL

Healing Prayer for BRAINS  Jason Westerfield #1   Jason Westerfield #2  LISTEN  4/25/2008 Awesome prayer for BRAINS.
4/14-18/2008 #1587    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=rad_&page=NewsArticle&id=7213&news_iv_ctrl=1121
4/21-25/2008 #1588    http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=rad_&page=NewsArticle&id=7237&news_iv_ctrl=1121
http://www.sidroth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=rad_archives

Scripture

Leviticus 20:12 KJV -12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought (mental) confusion; their blood shall be upon them.