Category Archives: dementia

Mediterranean diet prevents dementia

The so-called Mediterranean diet is crucial to fighting dementia, say a group of doctors on the first day of the G8 summit on dementia. Experts from the G8 countries are in London this week to plan fresh approaches to dementia. They have written a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for the government to […]

Sugary drinks may alter brain chemistry for the worse

Sugar has yet again been getting a hard time in the scientific press. New Scientist magazine recently reported a small study suggesting that rats who were given sugar in their drinking water equivalent to the concentrations found in soft drinks developed brain changes similar to those associated with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. Does this […]