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11 Guides on Alzheimer's Disease: How to Protect Yourself

 There is something particularly horrific about Alzheimer's disease. It's not just that it is incredibly common around the world, and in Western countries especially. It's not just that it hits you so subtly that you are forever unsure if you are showing signs. It's not even in the risk of death, a risk incurred by other diseases. No, it's the loss of who we are, our personality, our memories, that make Alzheimer's so horrible.  We've pooled our knowledge here for you to browse, it includes ways to protect yourself, ways to reduce your risk of the disease, ways to eat right to slow it down, and some interesting studies you may find interesting.

 

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that affects some 50 million people around the world. Due to the terribly massive reach of this affliction, it’s very uncommon for a person to go through life without being affected by it, whether directly or through interpersonal relationships with sufferers or caregivers.
While the medical world has urgently been seeking to cure Alzheimer’s disease with pharmaceuticals, studies in this field have discovered that prevention is also worth exploring. Researchers have found that everyday behaviors, which unlike genetics are within our control, can boost brain reserves and therefore help delay or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Alzheimer’s strikes fear in all of us. The thought of losing your mind as you grow older is terrifying and made worse by the fact that, before now, there appeared to be little we could do to slow down or avoid Alzheimer’s, which is the most common form of dementia. Today, research has found many factors that raise or diminish the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Following these tips, you could slash your chances of developing the disease.
Alzheimer's disease causes around 60-70% of dementia cases, making it one of the most common causes of this cognitive decline. The initial symptoms include memory loss and difficulties with thinking. As the disease advances, the symptoms include problems with language, mood swings, loss of motivation, behavioral issues and not being able to look after yourself.​

There is no official cure for the disease just yet, but early detection can give a much longer time with low to no symptoms. Don't be alarmed if you feel like you have one or two of these symptoms, they may have different causes such as natural aging. But this should be a list you're aware of, especially if they persist or worsen. 

Doctors from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are currently experimenting with an implanted “pacemaking” device in Alzheimer’s patients in an attempt to help them retain their independence. This device allows the patient to undergo Deep Brain Stimulation therapy.

Video: Do You Know What Alzheimer's Really Is?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, and it affects over 40 million people worldwide, with many more unaccounted for because they simply don't know they've started on this path. This video will shed light on the different stages of this complex and incredibly destructive disease.
How can you tell whether the source of memory problems is the natural aging process or the development of dementia when signs appear that may indicate both? Using the information in the next article you will be able to distinguish between a situation that requires attention and natural processes that affect everyone.
A type of cellular stress that is linked to both cancer and aging has now also been found to be connected to Alzheimer's disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers recently reported this discovery in the scientific journal, Aging Cell, and it is being hailed by leading scientists as a potentially massive step forward.
Nilvadipine is a pharmaceutical drug that has been used for treating high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). However, studies are now showing that this medication may also be extremely beneficial to people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually affects cognitive function. These are two very different ailments, but they possibly have a common treatment.
From July 22nd to July 26th, 2018, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference was held in Chicago, Illinois. Of the numerous presentations made during the Conference, one stood out as a possible medical breakthrough. According to NeuroActiva Inc., a company based out of California, research is being conducted on a drug called NA-831, which is aimed at reducing mild cognitive deterioration, associated with Alzheimer's disease.
 
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