Alzheimer’s Disease and You

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s. This disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the only one that can not be prevented or cured. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.

Changes in the Brain

It seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. During this preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, people seem to be symptom-free, but toxic changes are taking place in the brain. Abnormal deposits of proteins form amyloid plaques (abnormal clumps) and tau tangles (tangled bundles of fibers) throughout the brain, and once-healthy neurons stop functioning, lose connections with...

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Hello?! Is it Tea You're Looking For?

Cold weather equal warm drinks! Winter is still upon us here in the midwest and with so many sugary coffee drinks to choose from we like to shed some much-deserved light on our other cold weather favorite beverage- TEA!

Did you know that tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water! Not only are there so many different types to choose from, tea can have some amazing health benefits!

HERE’S SOME GREAT FACTS THAT MIGHT HAVE YOU SECOND GUESSING YOUR REGULAR COFFEE ORDER.

  1. Tea, especially green tea, has an abundance of antioxidants called polyphenols that help fight disease
  2. Research shows that tea can reduce risk of heart disease and even aid in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cancer prevention
  3. Peppermint tea is believed to help combat stress and aid in digestion
  4. Scientist have claimed that drinking chamomile tea could help control diabetes and can also be used for a great skin care treatment
  5. Regularly consuming green or oolong tea has been shown to...
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