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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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 their fifties. No benefits are present for older women. Earlier the benefits, the greater the benfits. Cancer of the colon, osteoporosis, and less alzeiheimer's are documented and longer sexual functioning! ...Read more
What would cause memory problems in young male(<20 yo)? Can it be sleep apnea? Alzheimer disease? Thanking you.
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 more
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
Not yet.: There is at this time unfortunately no way to prevent, cure or reverse alzheimer's disease. Recent researchers found a possible treatment with IV immunoglobulin but it is still in clinical trial. ...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 more
Non proved: Quite a lot of claims non substanciated for the prevention of ad medications may slow the progress once diagnosed. ...Read more
None: Giving precursors of acetylcholine, that would provide choline, is not effective in prevention or treatment of alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
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 more
Female, 2 copies of APOE4. Where do the fatty deposits that cause Alzheimer's come from? Diet? What advice would u give for diet/activity&prevention?
Cutting edge: Please seek specialized genetic/supportive counseling and clinical trials. Also, a safe sensible pgm to lose weight and lower triglyceride. It's great you don't smoke! Get involved in research if possible. It will keep you active, in touch, supported and part of solutions when they come. Sadly, they are not here yet. ...Read more
Many: There are no magical pills for prevention of ad, but regular physical and mental exercise as well as a healthy diet and management of bp, cholesterol and blood sugar go a long way toward prevention. Many treatments are available to boost levels of certain chemicals in the brain in ad. There is no cure, but there are many drugs being tested for management of the illness. ...Read more
Treatment: This drug does not prevent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will telomerase activators prevent or treat Alzheimer's? Telocyte.com says this treatment will prevent microglial aging/degeneration.
Definitely maybe!: This is an exciting and cutting-edge are of research. It seems likely that telomerase activators can help prevent and treat Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases as well as aging in general, but it is difficult to know how long before effective treatments are available and they will need to be evaluated for toxicity, side effects etc. But one can hope this will a true miracle! ...Read more
Different activities: Though I don't know of research, the idea is to do different activities, not just the same thing every day. Even simple things like brushing your teeth with the other hand stimulates brain activity. ...Read more
How do boomers learn about risk and prevention for alzheimer's or vascular dementia so they can stop them before they develop like in their parents?
Do spikes in blood sugar inflame the brain? Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm
Glycemic spikes: Spikes in blood sugar have been shown to release substances which cause inflammatory changes in our body and these promote harm to our cells and tiny blood vessels. The solution is to minimize intake of concentrated sweets, reduce starch intake and eat veggies, nuts and fruits to combat inflammation in our body. Talk to your physician about taking antioxidant supplements. ...Read more
Keep your brain acti:
1regular exercising as it reduces stress, boosts mood, improves memory, increses energy
2healthy diet like mediterranean diet, plenty of omegas 3, avoid smoking
supplements like b12, folic acid, 3mental stimulation, chalenge your brain by learning new things, practice memrization
4quality sleep, regular sleep pattern, regular naps
5manage stress yoga, meditation, church groups, music
6socialization with friend. ...Read more