Alzheimer’s Disease is an brain diseases that kills the memory and thinking power. Alzheimer’s Disease slows down the cognitive functions. In most of the cases it appears at the old age usually after the age of 60 years. It is true that more than 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. It is one kind of dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for between 60% and 80% of all cases of dementia. America has created a national plan to address Alzheimer’s disease, making it a medical priority for the country.
Alzheimer’s Disease Risk factors:
- Family history (inheritance of genes)
- Being female (more women than men are affected).
- Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
- Low educational and occupational attainment
- Prior head injury
- Sleep disorders
- Estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
How To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
1. Exercise regularly
2. Eat a healthy diet
3. Ensure 5mg Vitamin E everyday.
4. Boost your Omega-3 intake.
5. Quit smoking now.
6. Keep your brain active.
7. Get plenty of quality sleep.
8. Keep stress in check.
9. Stay socially active.
10. Reduce alcohol intake.
How to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia [ Link ] www.medicalnewstoday.com
Wikipedia Alzheimer’s disease [ Link ]
Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know? [ PDF ] www.nia.nih.gov
Alzheimer’s Society [ Link ]
For More Information
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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
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New York, NY 10001
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