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Study: Pomegranates May Slow Progression of Dementia

Posted by Brian Shevel on 19 November 2014

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), November 19, 2014 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is responding to a recent study claiming that pomegranates may play a role in slowing the progression of dementia.

U.K. researchers believe that a chemical compound within pomegranates called punicalagin may have characteristics that enable it to slow the progress of dementia and Parkinson's disease. Punicalagin prevents the swelling of microglia, specialized brain cells that destroy other brain cells, which leads to the onset or progression of dementia. (Source: "Pomegranate May Contribute to Slowing Progression of Dementia," Cognitive Therapeutics Methods web site, September 25, 2014; http://cognitivetherapeutics.com/Newsroom/Blog/pomegranate-may-contribute-to-slowing-progression-of-dementia/.)

"For an organization like ours that provides home health care, this study can have a real impact on how we carry out our services," says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "A healthy diet is something our live-in caregivers stress to the seniors under their care, so pomegranates possibly having the considerable effect of slowing dementia is valuable knowledge."

Assumptions by the researchers have been put forth that since pomegranates potentially have this ability to prevent swelling, then perhaps other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may also be prevented. The research into products that treat neuroinflammation continues in order to find the right amount of pomegranate that will most benefit seniors.

"We at Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region have proven our commitment to educating all our staff on the most up-to-date and effective treatments of dementia and other ailments," Fix continues. "With our webinars and guest speakers, plus our own creating and curating of the most relevant medical information out there, we ensure that all members of our team have a solid foundation of reference."

To learn more about Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region, a source of both hourly home care and live-in home care, visit the company's web site at www.HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com or call Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region at 905-597-5825.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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