Read original – Dementia prevention, intervention, and care – The Lancet

Register and read the original full text on dementia prevention, intervention and care published  by The Lancet. It recommends that acting now on dementia prevention, intervention, and care will vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families, and in doing so, will transform the future for society.

Source: Dementia prevention, intervention, and care – The Lancet

Whilst this is a research article, it is highly readable with good summaries and graphics. Try reading the original rather than a sanitized version of the findings in the mainstream media.

The commission of experts have detailed evidence-based approaches to dementia and its symptoms. They recommend that services should be available, scalable, and give value. However, they caution that professionals and services need to use what works, not use what is ineffective, and be aware of the difference.

Optimistically, the conclusion is that there is good potential for prevention and, once someone develops dementia, for care to be high-quality, accessible, and give value to an underserved, growing population. It’s argued that effective dementia prevention, intervention, and care could transform the future for society and vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families. They maintain that by acting now on what we already know can make this difference happen.

The article provides ten core thematic messages on dementia:

  1. The number of people with dementia is increasing globally
  2. Be ambitious about prevention
  3. Treat cognitive symptoms
  4. Individualise dementia care
  5. Care for family carers
  6. Plan for the future
  7. Protect people with dementia
  8. Manage neuropsychiatric symptoms
  9. Consider end of life
  10. Technology


Opinion – Learning foreign languages triggers brain growth – English – John Gelmini

Dr Alf may find that Bacopa Monniere,  a plant consumed by Sansrit Gurus for thousands of years helpful to the memorisation process and to learning.

It can be obtained from Amazon and Holland and Barratt in capsule form.

GH3 Advance developed as an aid to age retardation and taken by the super rich is serum style form in Swiss Clinics can also be helpful.

Originally developed by Romanian Doctor Ana Aslan in 1944 it has been used by world leaders and film stars and was first produced in commercial quantities by Lichta Pharma of Germany.

It is available from Prime Health in the Channel Islands for about £22 gbp per month, from Amazon and in Harrods department store.

Before ingesting these substances one should consult a doctor but in my own case I have experienced only beneficial effects, particularly at critical moments when one needs a burst of energy or the brain feels tired from overindulgence of tasty and self indulgent food.

Learning a language is as the article suggests brain enhancing in that the very process of learning exercises the brain which like a muscle needs to be tested on a “use it or lose it basis”.

John Gelmini