may have a
deficiency of Vitamin B.
is forgetfulness and how does it differ from Dementia?
of memory is a common symptom, particular in the elderly, but memory loss may
also be associated with lack of concentration.
Many people fear a
diagnosis of Alzheimer's
disease but many other possibilities exist, including simply the
normal deterioration of memory function with aging. Other possibilities include the side
effects of various medications and other medical conditions such as depression,
abuse, certain brain conditions (e.g. stroke or brain
tumors) and dietary deficiency.
memory lapses are a natural part of life at any age, and memory should not
necessarily deteriorate with age unless there is also Alzheimer’s disease.
Most memory lapses have nothing to do with this disease, however, and
with proper diet and nutrition the memory should remain good until well into old
information about memory and vitamin B
study published in Neuropsychology
in 2004 found that low
vitamin B12 is associated with poorer memory in older people with the
high-risk genetic makeup for Alzheimer’s (http://www.apa.org/releases/cognitivesupport.html).
This said "Those
with a specific genetic makeup which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s may
derive relatively greater cognitive benefits from B12 and folate
supplements. Supplement treatment is relatively inexpensive and may be required
as part of preventive health regimes for older persons.”
for purchase: Vitamin B12 + Folic Acid + Biotin (code 013)
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