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November 2021 Alzheimer’s News

Event Date: 11/14/2021

 

A new study suggests a popular herb could help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Basil. The new study published in “Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience” reveals that fenchol, a naturally occurring compound found in basil, may have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s Disease. Fenchol was found to increase FFAR2 signaling, thus reducing levels of amyloid-beta, a protein linked to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease, lowering rates and frequency found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

You can learn more by going to www.alz.org/help-support/resources or the Alzheimer’s Helpline which is accessible 24/7 via 800-272-3900 and staffed by master’s level clinicians to assist with crisis situations, decision making, and disease information. You can find virtual dementia caregiver resources online at alz.org/covid19help. Tools and support are also available in Spanish. Want to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association and what they do here in St. Louis? Visit alz.org and/or contact PUCC’s Faith Outreach Ambassador with the Alzheimer’s Association, Joyce Ruiz at joyceruiz7@gmail.com

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Post Date: December 1, 2021

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