Senior Care Center1 Discusses How To Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer's

US based Senior Care Center1, an free online resource that helps families plan care for their loved ones, is spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s disease through an article published on their website. The article addresses research about the conditions and steps people can take to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the future. Learn more here:

As the article observes, Alzheimer’s disease is a common and often devastating medical condition associated with old age. Often linked to declining cognition and memory, it is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease which becomes increasingly worse over time, due to brain damage from amyloid plaques and other issues. This results in reduced functioning of key areas for thought, reasoning, memory and motor function. The age of onset can vary, but as one ages, the risk also increases. For every 5 years after the age of 65, one’s risk of Alzheimer’s doubles.

It is understandable to want to protect oneself from this devastating disease. The causes of Alzheimer’s are not fully understood, but a hereditary genetic component seems to be present. Certain genes related to amyloid beta proteins, known for forming ‘plaques’ in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, raises one’s risk substantially. However, there are other risk factors as well, some of which are avoidable. Learn more here:

Maintaining physical health is considered one of the best preventative measures for Alzheimer’s as those who exercise regularly may have a lower risk. Another suggested lifestyle change that might help is following what is known as the ‘Mediterranean diet.’ This diet includes mostly plant foods, plus fish and occasional poultry. It is rich in healthy fats from olives, nuts, seeds and fish oils. The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has also seemed effective. It is worth noting that preventative measures for heart disease are also helpful in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s. To quote the article, “Healthy diets low in trans fats and cholesterol, exercise and psychological stress management can all help keep your brain healthy longer.” This also includes managing any existing cardiovascular conditions. Controlling factors such as blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol through diet and exercise can also lower one’s risk of dementia.

According to the article, research has suggested that maintaining a healthy, fulfilling social life may also help reduce one’s risk of Alzheimer’s. This may be partly due to less psychological and emotional stress. Socializing is one way of keeping one’s mind and brain healthy and engaged. Some evidence has shown that learning a new skill can help stave off Alzheimer’s and other causes of dementia. This evidence is tentative, though quite likely helpful as habits such as doing puzzles, practicing math, learning a language, or learning new hobbies and crafts, can all help keep one’s mind sharp. There is hope that future research will establish more knowledge about causes and triggers for Alzheimer’s, which in turn, will hopefully help improve methods of prevention and treatment. Learn more here:

If a loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, memory care homes are an extremely important resource. Family members often have to become the caregivers of a person suffering from memory loss. It is an unfortunate fact that 35% of caregivers report that their health has worsened because of the physical and emotional strain. In such cases, memory care homes are a practical option for burnt-out caretakers. These facilities ease the burden by offering specialized care and professional support. If one’s family members or loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, Senior Care Center1’s personal advisors will assist the caregivers in finding the right memory care home. The right facility would help loved ones thrive and feel safe. The Center will also assist in exploring budget-friendly options, accommodations and government-sponsored programs to meet the family’s financial plans. Their team can guide a family through the process and address all their concerns and questions. The Center can also help set up tours for each community one is interested in viewing, in order to find the ideal facility to suit a loved one’s needs.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s or Dementia, or for more information about Senior Care Center1, one may visit the organization’s official website. For further inquiries, one may contact Casey Ryeback of Senior Care Center1 via phone or email as well.


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