Alzheimer’s disease is without a doubt one of the most stressful prognosis that a person can receive. Alzheimer’s symptoms are debilitating at best but so serious for those with advanced stages of it that they do require full time care. There are around 5 million people in the United States that currently have this dreaded disease and whos numbers will continue to go up to as high as 16 million by the year 2050.
Although there are no yet known cures for Alzheimer’s there are many ways in which one can prevent it. These tips can also be used if one has already been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to treat and to delay the progression of this disease.
- Start by drinking lots of vegetables juices as a recent study revealed that those who drank three or more servings of fruits and vegetables per week actually have a 75 percent less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. You would be wise to purchase a juicer for the whole family for as an early Christmas gift and get the entire family on the right track.
- Also include a good amount of raw vegetables in a daily meal or snack. A good choice would be to snack on a platter of raw and pre cut carrots, celery, green peppers and tomatoes for example and dip them in a prepared yogurt dip, this way the whole family can pick at it through the afternoon.
- Eat foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids. These good acids can dramatically slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and it has been proven by various scientists that the consumption of foods rich in omega-3 are crucial in building, maintaining and restoring a healthy nervous system which is the system that is affected the most and becomes dysfunctional when one has Alzheimer’s disease.
- Indulge in activities that stimulate your mind. The cells that make up your brain are alike those that make up your muscles and need to me exercised often to stay strong and healthy. If you are not being properly simulated at work then get creative at home by taking up new hobbies, play chess or other strategy games, learn a new language, take up art classes at the local YMCA. All these activities will keep your brain strong and healthy.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day 6 days per week. The body needs exercise whatever the situation is to keep your heart working strong. There is overwhelming evidence that any exercise that can raise the level of ones heart for at least 30 minutes per day can lower ones risk of Alzheimer’s. This physical activity seems to inhibit the Alzheimer’s-like brain changes and actually slows down the development of key feature of Alzheimer’s.
With this in mind one can happily take up a new approach to living healthy but also Alzheimer’s free. As with any advice and tips be sure to seek the advice of a trained health professional after one has been diagnosed.