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Helpful Tips for Lowering the Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s Care in Salt Lake City, UT – Learn the Best Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate. Did you know the following famous people died of Alzheimer’s disease?

  • Rita Hayworth, actor and singer
  • Ronald Reagan, president, politician and soldier
  • James (Jimmie) Stewart, pilot, actor
  • Charlton Hesston, actor and political activist
  • Charles Bronson, actor and soldier
  • Etta James, musician and singer
  • Peter Falk, CPA and actor
  • Sugar Ray Robinson, professional boxer

As we watch the rising numbers of Alzheimer’s disease among Americans, our best defense is to lower our risks. The best time to do it is now. Because there’s no cure for this disease, we must glean all the scientific evidence available to figure out what to do and what to avoid in order to lower our risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. If your senior parent has already been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are some strategies which can delay the symptoms.

Lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

As with most diseases, the two factors having the greatest influence are diet and activity levels. It should be no surprise, really. After all, our body is a result of what we do or don’t do to it. Granted, some disease is not based on diet and exercise. Type 1 diabetes for example, or other hereditary diseases.

  • Boost your brainpower. Keep your mind fit just like you do with your body. Challenge yourself mentally; learn a new language, learn to play a musical instrument, do brain games.
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. A study verified consumption of fruit and veggie juices was linked to lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Eat lots of berries! The antioxidants provide protection against the formation of free radicals and amyloid plaques in the brain.
  • Consume plenty of the healthy fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. They are found in fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel. Omega-3s have been shown to reduce Alzheimer’s rates.
  • Eat foods high in folic acid or take supplements.
  • Grape skins contain molecules able to protect brain cells from oxidative stress.
  • A Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to lower incidences of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Keep your blood pressure under control.
  • Keep up an active social life and a strong social network of friends.

Recent studies are pointing toward coconut oil as having positive effects on delaying Alzheimer’s symptoms. Ensure your elderly loved one is taking 2 tablespoons per day. Even if coconut oil can’t prevent this disease, it will help your skin stay smooth and is a healthy source of fat.

For help with daily tasks such as cooking, bathing and dressing, consider Alzheimer’s home care for your elderly loved one.

If you or an aging loved one are in need of Alzheimer’s home care in Salt Lake City, UT, contact the caring professionals at Midas Creek Home Health. Call today: 385-235-7711

Serving Salt Lake City, South Jordan, West Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Riverton, West Valley, Lehi, Provo, Orem and surrounding communities.  Medicare covered at 100%

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