This September Cromos Pharma is highlighting World Alzheimer’s Month.
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most well-known form of dementia. Dementia is the collective name for progressive brain conditions affecting memory, thinking, behavior and emotions. Dementia affects almost 50 million people worldwide. While aging is a major risk factor for dementia, it also affects people under 65 years. There are over 100 forms of dementia. AD accounts for 50-60% of all cases.
At the present time there is no cure. Current treatments act to temporarily improve symptoms but drug companies and researchers around the world are actively searching for treatments that may slow or stop the progression AD.
We now know that there are identifiable and modifiable risks associated with AD and dementia[i]. These include low physical activity, high blood pressure, poor diet and obesity, smoking and high alcohol consumption as well as depression and low social contact. Taking steps to address these risk factors across the life course is recognized as possible way of reducing your risks of developing dementia.
Dr Sabina Brennan, neuroscientist and brain health expert has the following tips for reducing your risks:
Physical exercise has a direct benefit on brain structure & function. It stimulates neuroplasticity and creates a nourishing environment for new brain cells. It is associated with better cognitive function and reduced stress, anxiety and depression
Just 10 minutes social interaction can boost brain performance. Social isolation is associated with cognitive impairment and the risk to health is comparable to the risks associated with smoking and obesity.
Challenging your brain, learning new things and seeking out novelty are critical for brain health. These activities promote neuroplasticity, help build brain and cognitive reserves and maintain brain volume.
What’s good for your heart is good for your brain. You brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, so a healthy cardiovascular system is critical to brain performance.
When you sleep your brain has a job of work to do. New information that you have taken in has to be sorted, discarded or consolidated as memories to free up space to take in new information and learn new things the following day. Your brain also clears metabolic waste and toxins while we sleep.
Your brain thrives on regularity, so feed it, water it, and rest it at regular intervals. Also fund balance between work and play, technology and nature, being social and being alone, water and alcohol etc.
Stress is not bad in and of itself, but poorly managed chronic stress changes the brain structurally and functionally in ways that impair our ability to learn and remember.
Focusing on what you are doing while you are doing it is a natural antidote to stress. Being in the moment also keeps negative thoughts and memories at bay and reduces anxiety, stress and depression
Boosts the growth of brain cells, makes your brain more resilient, releases feel good hormones, lowers blood pressure, boosts immune function, protects against stress, anxiety, and depression.
Cromos Pharma is proud to support clinical research aimed at finding new treatments and maybe one day a cure for AD and other dementias.
Cromos Pharma is delighted to be taking part in the upcoming DIA Europe conference (15 – 19 March 2021) and BIO-Europe Spring (22-25 March 2021).
February 11th is International Women and Girls in Science Day. A joint UNESCO and UN-Women initiative, it aims to promote the role of #WomenInScience and to challenge some of the barriers to girls pursuing a career in science.
Are you a sponsor seeking to conduct clinical trials in the European Union but do not have a registered office in the European Economic Area? If so, in order to comply with the European Union Clinical Trial Directive, you are required to work with a Legal Representative registered in an EEA country.
Each 4th February, #WorldCancerDay aims to raise awareness of the global personal, social and economic burden of cancer. World Cancer Day was established in Paris at the first World Cancer Summit in 2000.
As 2021 begins, many countries are grappling with a renewed surge of COVID-19 infections necessitating further public health restrictions putting more pressure on health systems, societies and global economies. The task of rolling out approved vaccines is increasingly urgent. Almost 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to date in 37 countries worldwide according to data compiled by Bloomberg ( updated 7 Jan 2021).
Tuesday 1 December marked World AIDS Day 2020. Although throughout this year our focus has been on the coronavirus pandemic, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to reflect on another pandemic where a virus passed from animals to humans with devastating consequences. To date 77 million people worldwide have been infected with HIV. In spite of innovative new treatments 35 million people have died from the virus.
If you missed the live webinar “Where in the world should I locate my pivotal clinical trial?” you can now watch the recording by clicking here. The webinar hosted by the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) and Workforce Genetics features Cromos Pharma's CEO Vlad Bogin, M.D, FACP.