How to Avoid Dementia
Since a root cause of both Alzheimer’s and dementia is inflammation the question is, how can you reduce it?
- And since this is Fit after 50, let’s start with exercise. Exercise is well understood to reduce cognitive decline in adults and improve learning in children. In particular, strength training has an anti-inflammation effect on the body.
- Adopting a diet consisting primarily of fresh, whole foods, and mostly vegetables & fruits, avoiding sugar & processed carbohydrates, and increasing healthy fats all help reduce inflammation. This kind of diet supports weight loss and minimizes the risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s.
- Intermittent fasting is rapidly growing in popularity, and it’s not hard. Just restrict your eating to a 6 to 8-hour window each day. The hours you’re not eating stimulates autophagy, which is your body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells, in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells
- Recently it was discovered that there’s a connection between our gut health and our brain health. Having a compromised or poor gut microbiome is associated with higher susceptibility of brain and autoimmune injury. Many diseases are linked to poor gut microbiome. Consume fermented foods or take probiotics to support your gut!
- Research continues to show how important it is to eliminate stress since stress seems to trigger a degenerative process in your brain and compromises your immune system.
- Lack of sleep or waking up several times during the night is bad for your brain and may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
- The active compound in turmeric is curcumin. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) involves amyloid plaque accumulation, oxidative damage, and inflammation, and curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Evidence continues to grow that Vitamin D influences how the brain functions and enhances learning and memory performance.
- Several new studies suggest that increasing magnesium levels with magnesium threonate decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s.
- The benefits of blueberries continue to grow. The high antioxidant and anthocyanin content in blueberries protects you from a number of neurological diseases.
- Numerous studies have shown that ginkgo Biloba extract has a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease. Its strong antioxidant properties that protect brain cells from damage and improve blood flow to the brain, which is important for healthy cognitive function.
- Thousands of studies have demonstrated that Panax (red) Ginseng supports a myriad of health concerns ranging from helping you cope with physical and emotional stress to maintaining normal glucose levels to stimulating immune function. Ginseng extracts improve memory and regenerate the types of brain cells typically destroyed by Alzheimer’s.
- Researchers at the University of Naples, Italy, found the rosmarinic acid in rosemary and sage has high antioxidant values, which slows oxidation plaque accumulation. The results of the study were so impressive that the researchers concluded that rosmarinic acid “could be a key molecule for the development of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.”
- Like vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids enhance the immune system, lower inflammation and clear the brain of amyloid plaque. Omega 3 oils are powerful antioxidants that help control naturally occurring free radicals that play an essential part in many biological functions, such as immunity and cellular repair. Omega-3s are able to cross the blood-brain barrier to break down substances that lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- A study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease supports existing evidence that coconut oil may help to alleviate the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. The study reveals how healthy fats reduce amyloid plaques.
So what’s better: keeping your car well maintained or repairing it after a crash? What’s less expensive?
The action steps are to clean up your diet of refined sugars, processed carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrups, grains and meats treated with antibiotics. Then get your inflammation under control with an anti-inflammatory diet, regular exercise, and appropriate supplements. Why not help your body fight disease?
As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions.
Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition – which is failure of the brain’s functions.
It affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it affects it at different speeds.
This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.
What Is Dementia?
Types of Dementia
Strategies to Use with Clients with Dementia, and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
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Dementia is the name for a range of conditions that cause damage to the brain.
This damage can affect memory, thinking, language and the ability to carry out everyday tasks.
There are many conditions which cause dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause.
Vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Frontotemporal dementia are other causes.
Sometimes a person may experience a mix of two types of dementia and this is called mixed dementia.
Some people may be diagnosed with dementia and it may not be possible to confirm if it is Alzheimer’s or another cause of dementia.