Alzheimers disease is basically a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and problems in thinking and behaviour...
Alzheimer's disease is basically a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and problems in thinking and behaviour. Initially, the symptoms are mild but grow severe with time until a person with Alzheimer's needs full-time assistance.
There is no known cure for Alzheimer's as the death of brain cells cannot be reversed. However, therapies make it easier for people to live with the disease.
The good news is that the onset of Alzheimer's can be reduced with just a few reminders in our day to day life…
Diet: Foods rich in saturated fats (dairy, meat, oils and processed foods) and sugar laden snacks and desserts are all linked to a higher chance of cognitive decline. A whole plant based diet is naturally high in antioxidants and fibre and low in saturated fats, which in turn minimize the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
Vitamin E: Foods such as seeds, nuts, green leafy vegetables and whole grains are packed with this essential nutrient.
Vitamin B12: A lack of this vital vitamin causes serious health issues. So, get yourselves tested and take a supplement if necessary.
Use steel/iron utensils: Although not proven that aluminium plays a role in Alzheimer’s, its best to avoid any cookware, baking powder or other products that contain aluminium.
Exercise: Physical exercise can only benefit. So get moving to keep those symptoms at bay!
Get enough sleep: A good seven to eight-hour sleep per night will do the trick. Take a test now – ask yourself how many hours of sleep do you manage to get every night on an average?
Challenge your brain: Learn something new, indulge in a hobby, be a part of a writer’s or reader’s club, work on puzzles, crosswords, craft a new recipe… anything that stimulates the brain.
Quit smoking & alcohol: Never ever did good to anyone, so cut these out!
Limit mobile use: The radiation from mobile phones destroy brain cells and could lead to the early onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Manage stress: All of us are required to cope with stress causing situations in our daily lives. The key lies in how well we learn to handle them.