Alzheimer’s disease a robber of independence
All month I have been focusing on how to improve your health so you can have the independence and freedom to live your dreams. I have also been writing about inflammation and how it causes disease in the body.
I want to talk about why it is important to deal with inflammation now to help prevent future diseases. In the last few years, research has discovered that chronic inflammation in the brain is the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a specific form of dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease not only takes away independence it takes away the memory of your loved ones and family. This is difficult for the person with Alzheimer’s but it is often devastating for his or her spouse and children.
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, one of the most common forms of dementia. In dementia your brain is unable to collect and remember your recent past.
Sometimes it can be hard to realize if an older person has dementia because their long-term memory can be intact and they can tell you stories from their youth in vivid detail. But if you ask them questions about this morning or last week they will just have a confused look and have no idea what you are talking about.
People with Alzheimer’s have these same symptoms but they also have physical decline accompanying their mental decline making it hard to handle daily tasks without help. Sometimes they can cause harm to themselves or others because of the mental decline, for instance forgetting to eat if someone is not there to monitor them so that they become malnourished over time.
Last month I attended a few programs about Alzheimer’s and I heard stories from spouses and adult children of people living with the disease. It was heart-breaking to listen to stories of family members losing their relationships with people that are still alive. Someone with Alzheimer’s can simply become unrecognizable.
Alzheimer’s disease currently doesn’t have a cure but researchers now know that the disease can start 20-30 years before the symptoms show themselves. The lifestyle choices that we make can delay the onset of the disease. Our lifestyle choices like our nutrition, exercise, sleep, how we manage stress, and stimulate our brain’s cognitive activity can delay the onset.
Yet again the healthy habits I teach you to incorporate into your lives can really make a difference in your health now and into the future. So come and learn how to transform and improve the quality of life both for yourself and your family in my 8-week workshop.
**If you are currently a member of my practice you already have a reserved seat for this class. Tuition is included in your package.
To Your One Sweet Life,