Researchers achieve combating the senile dementia is practical achievements for preservation of mental fitness in a constantly aging society increasingly in the focus of interest of researchers. Progress achieved in maintaining mental fitness, are medically and economically invaluable for individuals and society. Based on the recognition that in the elderly significantly the supply situation with micronutrients is not optimal, partly even disastrous, researchers are trying to find ways to increase mental fitness and performance of people with improving the supply situation. Cardiologist may also support this cause. New evidence from experimental and clinical studies show that success can be achieved with certain micro-nutrients which contribute, causal and symptomatic to prevent the development of dementia or delay. Today, it is clear that the senile dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia structurally and functionally in parts of the brain have left traces. Only partially the causes that can lead to dementia and the structural and functional changes are, however, understood. The oxidative stress in the brain, which is caused by a lack of supply of certain micro-nutrients known as antioxidants is one of several candidates.
So a team of researchers has to show now that oxidative stress leads to changes in the nerve endings and thus can interfere with the signal transmission between the nerve cells of the brain. This directly negatively affects the function of the brain and is one of the causes for the declining mental performance. If so, the oxidative stress that is causally responsible, then this development can be prevented, if enough antioxidants in the nerve cells of the brain available. And the researchers were able to show recently that in the experiment. Through the administration of vitamin E, a very potent antioxidant, were the changes in the nerve endings and the signal transmission remained unfettered. So combating oxidative stress, at least in the early stages seems to be a more promising ways of prevention and nutritional treatment of dementia.