Top 5 nutrients for optimal cognitive health

I was saddened by the recent news of Monty Python star Terry Jones’ diagnosis with primary progressive aphasia, a severe form of dementia that directly affects the speech.  Along with so many of my favourite personalities, including Robin Williams, Peter Falk (‘Columbo’) and the wonderfully […]

Coenzyme Q10 and neurodegenerative conditions 1

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is the only lipid-soluble antioxidant produced by the body and plays both a direct and indirect role in protecting cells against oxidative damage.   Not only does CoQ10 prevent the generation of free radicals and therefore the oxidative modification of proteins, lipids, and […]

Alzheimer’s treatment & dementia prevention

Overview Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining brain health throughout life. In this section we focus on brain ageing and the role of omega-3s and micronutrients in preventing structural deterioration, reducing risk factors such as homocysteine and optimising cognitive function, brain cell communication and […]

21st September – World Alzheimer’s Day 2011

According to The World Alzheimer Report 2011, three-quarters of the estimated 36 million people with dementia worldwide do not have a formal diagnosis. Understanding the condition and its key symptoms are therefore paramount for early diagnosis and intervention. As such, the theme for World Alzheimer’s […]

Antipsychotic Drug Use: Side Effects and Omega-3 Benefits

Antipsychotic drugs were developed in the 1950s as a primary treatment for mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, as well as other psychoses including agitation, severe anxiety, mania and violent or dangerously impulsive behaviour.  Lately, however, they have been the centre of media attention due […]

C. Jennings, E. Sussex

I have been buying Vegepa for about ten months now and I must tell you it has changed my daughter’s life and made me a very happy woman. My girl suffers from Downs Syndrome and has always been a happy little person until we noticed […]