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Prevent Alzheimer Disease
Not really: Unfortunately scientists still do not know the exact cause and how to prevent it. Even very intellectual people may get it.( i.e.Ronald reagan). Due to the plasticity of the brain we may increase the number of glial cells and connections between brain cells by exposure to new challenges and to complex issues : learning new languages, travel, learn something new, do something new & difficult for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is unknown: The only intervention with a moderate amount of evidence is exercise. General priniciples for brain health include avoiding head injuries (and sports or activities associated with them), successfully managing any chronic health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. A generalization is that if it is good for heart health, it is probably also good for your brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unclear: We don't really know how to do it fully. But there are some correlations which point to some value: exercise, and mental activities, especially educational completion, seem to protect. Foods include, red wine, cold water fish, mediterranean diet, fruit and vegetable juices, coffee, and perhaps vitamins and neutraceuticals (but beware of claims!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use it or lose it: It's been showen that any thought provoking excercises can slow down or lessen dementia. NY city cab drivers tend to have low rates of dementia (any guesses why) because they are constantly having to think on the go. The brain is just like anything else that's part of your body...use it or lose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vit C, E, B's: It depends upon how far along in the Alzheimer's process how much prevention can occur. Need to clean up the diet, B-complex, vit C 500mg bid, Vit E 200IU/d as well as antioxidents in general are good ideas-need to see a good integrative Dr. to further evaluate and correct and imbalances-which would be specific to you, check vit D, homocysteine,Vit B12,fasting glucose and insulin to start ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?
Probably Curcumin: This question is hard to answer because of the need for more research, but at the moment i would say curcumin, derived from turmeric. Curcumin clearly has anti-alzheimer's properties but is poorly abosrbed; a patented form, meriva, is up to 28 times better absorbed but holds promise. See http://cen.Acs.Org/articles/90/i31/tumeric-derived-compound-curcumin-treat.Html & my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But staying healthy by keeping BP and cholesterol normal as well as being physically and mentally active can help in delaying the process. Entering clinical trials for new drugs and preventative regimens are other options. Even if there is a strong history of ad in your family , it is unlikely you are 100% sure to get the disease. The familial type of ad is very rare and presents very early age. ...Read more
Can!: Heart disease prevention is now well established in women with early menopause (surgical or natural) and women in there fifties. No benefits are present for older women. The earlier the benefits, the greater the benfits. Cancer of the colon, osteoporosis, and less alzeiheimer's are documented and longer sexual functioning! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause memory problems in young male(<20 yo) ? Can it be sleep apnea ? Alzheimer disease ? Thanking you.
Many reasons: Sleep apnea can cause memory problems, but you would have other symptoms. Do you have daytime fatigue? mood changes? do you snore? Are you normal weight? Do you lie flat on your back when you sleep? To have Alzheimer's THIS young, you would need a LONG family hx and/or have Down's syndrome. There are other simple vitamin/hormone deficiencies possible. See your doc for some bloodwork. Be well : ) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be healthy & active: Alzheimers is a type of dementia. conditions marked by declining cognitive skill such as memory and difficulty functioning.The exact cause if not as yet known for msot indiviudals. However,medicial conditions such as athrosclerosis that affect the heart can also affect the brain and add to the symptoms. Studies have also shown that exercising your brain and body may help. Stay healthy and active! ...Read more
No evidence yet...: Thus far, there is no evidence of any vitamin, mineral, herb, supplement, etc preventing Alzheimer's disease. Of course, if you want to play semantics, we do recommend regular exercise, healthy nutrition, avoiding head trauma, optimizing heart disease risk, etc, all of which have been inversely linked to risk of Alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
Unfortunately not: Current researchers are working on development of biomakers using blood test instead of fluid from the spine for the early detection of alzheimer's. Also working on development of vaccine or medications to modify not to slow dowm the progression of alzheimer's (think of someone who is new onset diabetes or elevated cholesterol which is modifiable). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: The most important is to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels to prevent brain vascular changes. Both physical and mental exercise may decrease the risk of alzheimer's decrease. Some data indicates that eating fish, drinking red wine and eating dark chocolate is also beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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