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....
What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that impacts memory, thinking, and language. It causes dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s causes dementia!
Note: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Signs and signals gradually increase and become more persistent!
More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. 2/3 are women!
What to look for:
Memory loss (recent things)
Confusion about time and place
Daily tasks become confusing
Loss for words
Difficulty in judging situations
Mood and personality changes
There are 3 stages:
Best described as forgetfulness