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US Study: Health Food Essential for Dementia Patients

29/7/11

byGunraj Sandhu

Dementia

A recent study has found that the dementia patients could be helped in recovery by providing healthy meals. The study was conducted by the researchers of the University of California, San Francisco.

The researchers are of the view that by changing the lifestyle of people, the chances of a person to develop illness like dementia and Alzheimer’s could be avoided.

For the study, the researchers examined more than 7,000 people older than 65 who also took part in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging between 1992 and 2002. Precisely, the researchers accessed 19 health complaints, including sinus problems, dental issues, eyesight, skin conditions and foot and ankle problems among the patients.

It has been told by the researchers that that the presence of any minor health problem increased a subject’s risk of developing dementia. The comments of the researchers have been criticized by the Rockwood who has delinked minor injuries to dementia.

Meanwhile, it has come to light that the researchers at Southern Cross University are seeking volunteers to help them in investigating factors in the brain that contribute to the degenerative process in Alzheimer’s disease. The project is being run under the authority of Belinda Smith from the University’s School of Health and Human Sciences. It has been told that the project is a part of PhD in psychology.

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