Everything you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease
WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
Alzheimer’s disease is a slow and progressive disease associated with the brain that can affect your basic ability to think, answer, speak as well as reasoning
We all are aware of the fact that every single control of the body is managed by our brain
It is the most vital organ without which the rest of the body will be useless
This disease slowly decreases the actual potential of the brain which triggers number of issues including memory loss
The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet known
However accumulation of a protein ‘beta-amyloid’ in the brain is believed to be largely responsible for it
It is because of the nerve cells of our brain, that we are able to react to the different situations that we come across
The increased production or accumulation of this protein results in the death of nerve cells
Thus it affects your ability to perform some familiar tasks that you used to perform daily
You may feel difficulty in speaking as well as writing
Due to the memory loss, you may lose or misplace some of your important things
The death of nerve cells will make you lose interest in your daily activities and result in poor judgement
Possibility of being affected with this disease increases substantially after the age of 70
Once you cross the age of 85, you are always at the risk
Along with age being a factor there are also genetic risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease
Other risk factors include high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes and an increase in the blood cholesterol level
However not all of them with this symptoms may necessarily suffer from Alzheimer.
METHODS FOR PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we are getting older
Instead of depending upon our fate there is a lot we can do to avoid this disease in future
Research have shown that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer through applying simple but effective lifestyle changes
By living a brain-healthy lifestyle, you will definitely be able to slow down or prevent the consequences of it
There are many antibiotics available in the market that can help you decrease the risk of Alzheimer
However they always carry along them some unwanted side-effects
Its always better to go with some of the natural remedies that are available to us in nature
INCLUDE FRUITS, VEGETABLES & OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS IN YOUR DIET
Decrease in incidents of Alzheimer have been observed over the years, with people who have included more fruits and vegetables in their diet, Specifically including berries each day, that contain a class of compounds called ‘Anthocyanosides’ will fight the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain
Studies have shown that people those who have included fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna had lower rates of Alzheimer’s
The omega-3 fatty acids that the above fishes posses help to keep this disease at bay
Consuming a glass of fruit juices along with your evening meal can help to protect your brain cells from any sort of toxic effect of beta amyloid
Also patients who had acquired to the Mediterranean style diet had a lower rate of Alzheimer’s compared to others.
REGULAR EXERCISE AND YOGA
Exercise can help boost your mental strength and nerve cell growth
Daily workout of about 2 hours will ensure a healthy flow of fresh oxygen along with blood to your brain cells
This will not only keep you active, but will also slow down further deterioration in those who have already been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease
Beginners can try swimming and early morning jogging out
If you are facing any sort of trouble with intense workout, you can try opting for yoga along with other balance and coordination exercises
Have a strict and healthy home-made diet by avoiding all the oily stuff.
It is important that we keep our brain cells active by constantly challenging it
Just as your body requires daily exercise to remain fit, the same way it is essential to train your brain too
You can try learning new foreign languages or practice memorization
You can strengthen your nerve connections by playing strategy games like chess or puzzles, and number games such as scrabble or Sudoku
If proper night sleep is missing out from your daily routine, than you need to eliminate all those factors that are responsible for it
Inadequate sleep is most common among Alzheimer patients and the best way to slow it down is by including adequate 8 hours of proper sleep
Proper sleep can help eradicate all the brain toxins improving your memory and concentration ability.
Living a stress-free lifestyle and maintaining a strict daily schedule is essential for preventing any disease in future
Avoid all the unhealthy foods, and habits such as smoking, since its your life and you only live it once.