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Bees Could Reveal Key to Dementia


Health & Wellness  (tags: Dementia, Bees, people )

Anna
- 2980 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Norwegian researcher Gro Amdam has succeeded in reversing the aging process in the bee brain -- findings which she believes may bring hope to people with dementia.



   

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Kerrie G (116)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:28 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Gail Lopez (65)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 3:02 am
Interesting, but more so A Drink A Day May Delay Dementia. Thank you!
 

marie C (163)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:09 am
Thank you Anna noted
 

Marilyn K (50)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:49 am
Any progress made in this area is welcome. Dementia appears to hit everyone who lives long enough to be a target. It is a matter of severity. We have just had a family member die due to severe dementia.
 

Ken L (28)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 6:13 am
Noted, Very interesting article ,thanks Anna.
 

Alice C (1797)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 6:30 am
noted and will share.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 6:40 am
noted. Bees being so amazing & important creatures. Thanks 4 sharing this one, Anna.
 

Henry P (171)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 8:03 am
Noted and Thanks Anna
 

Laura Mancuso (7)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 8:32 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
 

Kate A (10)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:03 am
My Gram had dementia, thanks for posting article,
 

Brenda T (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:07 am
WOW!!
 

marta d (13)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:15 am
Interesting. I hope they can go on with the reseach and find a drug that works well for all those suffering dementia
 

cristiana t (10)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:32 am
interesting, thanks
 

Constance F (418)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 10:17 am
I have read several studies done on the aging brain. Stated in article "Research on older people shows that social stimulation can have positive effects on health and brain functioning." If the knowledge of understanding what makes a Bee brain tick applies to people, why not just research willing people subjects? Stated further, certain levels of proteins in the Bee brain correlate to positive function in the human aging brain. Hmmm.....What happens to the Bee's when the research is completed? Why is it that human beings use other species to research themselves? In part, there is a very disturbing answer to those questions.
 

Trequl M (170)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:22 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Kaye S (45)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:48 am
Anything that will help is fine.
 

Natividad P (104)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:43 pm
Noted. Interesting information and very hopeful. Thank you Anna
 

Robin Dzimistarishvili (13)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:46 pm
This is fascinating!!!!!!! I wish that there was more information out there like this.
 

shirley s (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:55 pm
Improvement would be found in anyone who is presented with an environ that is positively stimulating to existing neural networks and neural plasticity which are cornerstones of human development combined by grace which is from God. Read Dr. Caroline Leafs work in The Gift in You regarding neural structures based on fear and love and their effect on physiological and mental function and disfunction.
 

John Y (67)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 1:08 pm
Thanks Anna, very interesting.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 1:44 pm
Noted, shared. Very interesting article, thanks Anna.
 

(0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:14 pm
I don't think I believe that bees represent humans in testing.
 

Sylvia W (46)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:50 pm
Fascinating - and it verifies my belief that keeping the mind stimulated is more important than shoveling pills into older patients! My spouse has health issues that mimic early onset dementia, and some days he can't remember how to write his name. I find that taking him for a drive, giving him a chance to talk to people, putting him into a new situation for even as little as an hour makes a difference in his attitude and his perceptions that lasts hours!
 

Patricia Geller (34)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:59 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Lynda GettingBetter (123)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:07 pm
It would be interesting to correlate this study with autistic people, who are usually far less socially active than neurotypical people. My grandmother had Asperger's, and suffered dementia from the age of 60. My father, also Asperger's, showed signs of dementia in his 70s. Neither of them were socially active. An Aspie myself, I am far more socially active than either of them. Maybe I'll keep my marbles longer? Thanks, Anna.
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:22 pm
very interesting! thanks for the post Anna. noted
 

Ann L (15)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:57 pm
Thanks for the post. Bees have been used for neuromuscular problems, so why not dementia.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 5:00 pm
Interesting , thanks !
 

Janet R (38)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 6:22 pm
Only if they survive.
 

Mary T (178)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 8:48 pm
Thanks Anna for the interesting post.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:58 pm
Notes,thanks for posting Anna.Interesting.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 25, 2011, 1:41 am
Noted with thanks and hope!
 

NICKY MELVILLE (119)
Friday March 25, 2011, 1:48 am
Another interesting post anna! thanks! Don't forget the Omega 3 that now seems to be the 'cure-all' or at least, a substance to stave off, dementia.
 

Melissah C (389)
Friday March 25, 2011, 2:38 am
thanks
 

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday March 25, 2011, 3:24 am
thanks..interesting..
 

Justin R (0)
Friday March 25, 2011, 8:01 am
With the bees on the brink of extinction how much hope is for humans?
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday March 25, 2011, 10:56 am
save the bee's!!
 

John S (9)
Friday March 25, 2011, 11:43 am
Great to hear.
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Friday March 25, 2011, 1:17 pm
very interesting! thank you :)
 

Patricia Y (2)
Friday March 25, 2011, 1:57 pm
Thanks and noted.
 

Jane R (105)
Friday March 25, 2011, 7:10 pm
Sounds hopeful
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 1:55 am
The decline in honey bees is a Goal security issue as to our food supply..without them, trees and plants are not pollenated and grow...meaning not only livestock, but humans won't have enough food. So this is reason to celebrate for bees and humans and the study of these protiens, considering all of the genetically alterered food and what it might be doing to all of us..and our bees(?)!!!Here's to science that will help all of us, rather than hurt, just for making a temporary "dollar". Thankyou.
 

Chavonne H (46)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 6:57 am
thanks.
 

Carol C (97)
Sunday March 27, 2011, 2:27 pm
Interesting. Thank you.
 
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