What we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
You will either end up with Alzheimer’s Disease or care for someone who does.
How can we change the statistics about Alzheimer’s?
Today’s discussion is geared toward the first line of defense against Alzheimer’s. Or the things we can implement immediately to help prevent it.
Amyloid Plaques start accumulating at the age of 40. With no signs of impairment. It takes 15 to 20 years to start seeing or feeling the effects of this plague build up.
Inflammation and cellular destruction start setting in clearing away synapsis in our brain. Mid-stage Alzheimer’s there is massive inflammation and cell death.
Something to make note of:
There is a difference between not paying attention to something vs. an abnormality with the behavior. Forgetfulness is not a sign of Alzheimer’s. It is situational. So you forgot where you put your phone and then you find it in the refrigerator. Or you find your shoes in the bathroom, not your bedroom. Forgetting names and how you know a person.
How do we control the amyloid plaque accumulation?
Using all of our senses. We want the learning to be meaningful and an opportunity to create new experiences.
You might also want to check this one out: Alzheimer's Disease Part 1
To Learn more: Alzheimer's Association