ARCD is subtle decline in cognitive abilities, such as episodic memory, attention, and time needed to complete complex activities.
ARCD traditionally is thought to result from predictable changes in the brain associated with aging, such as reduced brain volume in the hippocampus and frontal lobes, loss of myelin, loss of synapses, and cytoskeletal changes.
Muza Al Nuaimi, Manager, ARCD
, said the 25 Adeli suits donated are now available for use at five government and two private rehabilitation centres in Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Dibba Al Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Noor Training and Rehabilitation Centre of Dubai and Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.
In addition to ARCD
and early-stage Alzheimer's disease, preliminary research has found ginkgo to have benefit in such varied conditions as depression (in the elderly), erectile dysfunction caused by poor circulation, macular degeneration, schizophrenia (in combination with haloperidol), vertigo, peripheral occlusive arterial disease (a condition characterized by pain in leg muscles during walking affecting many older adults), and mountain sickness (which affects hikers suffering from lack of oxygen in high altitudes).
Listen to Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman Play Nice Tunes (Arbors Records ARCD
19141), recorded in the summer of 1994 and issued in October of last year.
Now he's with those friends, but for those left behind, there's his last album, Variety is the Spice of Braff (Arbors ARCD
19194) to keep us smiling - and living longer.