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10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in Charlotte

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the Best Preventions for Alzheimer’s Disease is Education

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 80 percent of dementia cases and affecting more than 5.5 million people in the United States. But all dementia is not Alzheimer’s. David Knopman, MD, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology explains that:
 
“Dementia is a general term used to describe a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, or language. Alzheimer’s is a physical disease that targets the brain, causing problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It is also age-related (symptoms usually start at age 65) and progressive as symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time. Research shows that plaques and tangles, two proteins that build up and block connections between nerve cells and eventually damage and kill nerve cells in the brain, cause the symptoms of the disease.” Source: https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/neurologists-do-


 
Here are the top ten tips for helping to prevent cognitive decline:

  1. Get a baseline brain scan
  2. Get enough sleep
  3. Stay socially active
  4. Keep learning
  5. Be bilingual
  6. Do it yourself
  7. Stay active
  8. Try turmeric
  9. Take care of your heart
  10. Lower your stress levels

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Source: https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/neurologists-do-prevent-alzheimers-disease
 
BrightStar Care of Charlotte provides a full continuum of private duty home dementia care services comprised of companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, skilled nursing and more to improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s. Click Here to learn more!