You probably know someone (or knew someone who’s deceased now) with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages were living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2017, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, (2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures).
That’s a staggering number, and while the vast majority (5.3 million) are aged 65 and older, it’s clear now that Alzheimer’s-related brain changes likely begin 20 years or more before symptoms occur. So, if you want to protect yourself from this totally devastating disease, you need to take some serious action …now!
First, take a look at 8 Habits That Hurt Your Memory. “Whether you have a few of these habits or you include all of these behaviors in your daily life, each one could potentially damage your memory. Take the time to change your lifestyle to protect your memories.”
There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s, but promising research shows that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias through a combination of simple but effective lifestyle changes. By leading a brain-healthy lifestyle, you may be able to prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and slow down, or even reverse, the process of deterioration.
Here’s a program called “The 6 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention” that I highly recommend …after doing extensive research on this subject.
The good news: you don’t need to be frightened of Alzheimer’s if you start practicing these lifestyle changes …now. That’s what Victoria and I are doing.
Here’s to a brain-healthy 2018 for us all.