Prevention Strategy to Slow Brain Aging and Dementia One important prevention strategy to combat the issue of brain aging and dementia, especially the development of Alzheimer’s disease, is to inhibit and reverse the structural changes and damages that occur in brains cells as part of normal aging. Researchers have identified a number of these structural
Lithium is a chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. Lithium compounds are used as a psychiatric medication. A number of salts of lithium are used as mood-stabilizing drugs, primarily in the treatment of bipolar disorder, where they have a role in treating depression and, particularly, of mania, both acutely and in the
Components of a Neuron A neuron, also known as a nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals. These signals between neurons occur via specialized connections called synapses. Neurons are major components of the : brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system (CNS) autonomic
Acetylcholine is the building block of myelin, which acts to insulate the axon and neuron, thus providing moisture and lubricants to the nervous system. Myelin sheath The myelin insulation of the neuron and axon provides conductivity to the nervous system. Myelination provides: Neurons circuits to fire more rapidly Neurons to recover faster after signals have
Dietary minerals are the chemical elements required by the human body, other than the four organic basic elements: Carbon Hydrogen Nitrogen Oxygen Dietary minerals are often categorized into macrominerals and mircominerals. This categorization is based on the abundance of the meinerals in the human body. There are 8 macrominerals that have been identified and that
Neurotrophic factors are a family of proteins that are responsible for the growth and survival of developing neurons and the maintenance of mature neurons. The neurotrophic factors consists of a class of growth factors that are capable of signaling particular cells to survive, differentiate, or grow. There are three known families of neurotrophic factors: 1.