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Current Research May Hold Future Answers for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care in Charlotte, NC – Looking for the Answer to the Alzheimer’s Dilemma on a Daily Basis

Alzheimer’s Care in Charlotte, NC The search for Alzheimer’s prevention continues every day. Although current research hasn’t found any solid evidence that any drugs, types of diets or brain exercises can prevent the disease, promising advances are being made. Clinical trials supported by the National Institute on Aging are being conducted every day. There is a lot of information being gathered from association related testing getting us step by step closer to learning more about Alzheimer’s.

Researchers are looking into ways of preventing Alzheimer’s by researching causes as well as things we can do every day to keep us safe. Some areas they are looking into include:

  • Can exercising regularly and staying fit prevent Alzheimer’s?
  • Do brain activities make your cognitive mind strong enough to fight off memory loss and confusion brought on by Alzheimer’s?
  • Does dieting and eating certain foods give our bodies what they need to reduce our risk?
  • Do other diseases play any role in making us more likely to fall victim to Alzheimer’s?
  • Could the right types of vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements be the answer?

These questions have yet to be answered, but continue to be studied. We already know that regular exercise can prevent ailments such as diabetes and heart disease. Scientists also believe that if you are diagnosed with those ailments you may be more at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. So if exercising can prevent diabetes then it could also play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s. Exercise has also shown to stimulate brain activity. Physical exercises, along with brain exercises, are also being looked into in many studies.

Diet has been known to play a large part in our health and well-being years. That’s nothing new. However research has found that eating certain green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and broccoli, can help slow the decline of cognitive functions. The other side of this study showed that certain fatty foods and refined carbohydrates could cause an increase in decline.

A possible link in risk of Alzheimer’s to other diseases and dietary supplements is also being studied. For example, some studies have shown that there is an increase of risk of those with heart disease, but at the same time other studies have shown no correlation. The same applies to dietary supplements. These studies continue and there is hope of more conclusive results surfacing.

Alzheimer’s home care is a great way to meet the increasing needs of your elderly loved one. A trained and loving caregiver has experience working with seniors who have memory loss.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring Alzheimer’s care in Charlotte, NC, contact Caring at Heart today. Our staff will answer all of your questions about caring for an aging adult. Serving Charlotte, Statesville, Ballantyne, Mooresville, Huntersville, Matthews, Concord, Gastonia, Pineville and Indian Trail. CALL TODAY (704) 837-4564.

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Shanele Healy

Caring for others has always been a passion for the owner. She joined the healthcare field while still in high school believing that every health provider had the same intentions at heart. While working as a nurse assistant and a Registered Nurse, Gloria quickly realized that those whom needed us most were being neglected and not receiving the best quality of care they deserved.

Knowing in her heart that families deserved better, she started Caring At Heart in 2008 with two key goals in mind: To provide clients and their families with an experience that was personable, easy, and reassuring and to create a working environment that employees were excited and proud to be a part of.