Worldwide, there are already around 50 million people with AD (Alzheimer’s Disease) or other types of dementia. The number keeps on expanding by millions a year.
These10 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2020
paint a disturbing picture of a disease that is epidemic …with no cure in sight.
The good news: When the medical community declares that the disease can’t be halted or prevented, they refer to the fact that a drug has not been developed to cure AD. That’s the case, but there are other methods that show great promise. Check out this article from Dr. Mark Hyman.
“Growing Alzheimer’s rates are preventable. We can slow this trend and reverse it. We have to think about individuals, not diseases.
Here are a few things that can help your mind get a tune-up:
1. Balance your blood sugar with a whole foods, low glycemic diet. 2. Exercise daily — even a 30-minute walk can help . 3. Deeply relax daily with yoga, meditation, biofeedback, or just deep breathing. 4. Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement . 5. Take an omega-3 fat supplement . 6. Take extra vitamin B6, B12, and folate . 7. Take vitamin D . 8. Treat thyroid or low sex hormones . 9. Get rid of mercury through a medical detoxification program.”
Here’s another good article intended to help you cut your Alzheimer’s risk with diet tweaks.
The bad news: There’s a good chance you will need to deal with AD now or in the future. If a loved one is showing symptoms and you become the designated caretaker, you would do well to get some training.
Pam Ostrowski provides a comprehensive support resource at https://itsnotthatsimple.com/ plus a new guide book titled “It’s not that Simple” available on Amazon . Based on her 14 year journey as caretaker to both her parents, it is an invaluable read. Currently you can get it free on Kindle and provide a review.
My hope for you is that you become neither the patient nor the caretaker. Neither of these roles is fun. In fact it’s hard to say which of these roles I’d rather not have.
What’s your take? I’d love to hear from you.