What is Alzheimer's?
In 1906 a German doctor name Dr. Alios Alzheimer discovered the disease. He noticed clumps and tangled bundles of fibers in one of his patients brain tissue. She had died of an unusual mental illness. Today, those clumps and tangled fibers are considered signs of Alzheimer's.
Scientists estimate that there are up to 5.3 million people suffering from Alzheimers Disease in America. But Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. Every 30 seconds, someone will develop Alzheimer's.
Causes of Alzheimer'sGenetics
Your genes do matter in determining if you'll get Alzeimer's. A rare form of Alzheimer's that occurs between the ages of 30 and 60 called early-onset familial Alzheimer's is inherited.
Recent research is indicating that Alzheimer's is linked to raised blood sugar levels. Researchers in both Spain and Sweden have found that Type 2 diabetics and people who have raised blood sugar levels have a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's.
The most common reason for Alzheimer's is due to age. Unfortunately, there are no treatments for this disease at the moment.
10 Signs of Alzheimer's.
- Memory changes that interrupt daily life.
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks.
- Confusion with time or place.
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
- Unusual or new problems with words in speaking or writing.
- Misplacing things and then losing the ability to retrace steps.
- Decreased or poor judgment.
- Withdrawal from work or social activities.
- Changes in mood and personality.
- Athletes foot
- Chronic pain
What can you do about it?
Unfortunately there is no cure for Alzheimer's. First and foremost, cut down on your intake of processed sugars. Recent research states that a heart healthy diet and moderate physical activity may protect against decline. For more information please visit the sites listed below.