The loss of cognitive functions such as attention, abstract thinking, memory, and judgment is called dementia. The most common type of this ailment is the Alzheimer’s disease, which is progressive brain disease and is not curable.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Drug therapy aims to slow disease progression and treat symptoms associated with the disease. The benefit from drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s disease is typically small, so that patients and their families may not notice any benefit. Patients and their families need to discuss with their doctors whether drug therapy can help improve behavior or functional abilities. They also need to discuss whether or not drugs should be prescribed early in the course of the disease or delayed.
Keep in mind that a person’s choice of lifestyle is a great factor that has a big impact on the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Eating a healthy diet can lower the risk of this type of dementia. Low fat diet is recommended by experts. One of the herbs that play an important role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease disease is turmeric.
Turmeric, a traditional Indian yellow spice used in curry, also shows promise in Alzheimer’s prevention. In animal studies, UCLA researchers discovered that Alzheimer’s-like brain plaques disappeared after treatment with compounds found in this spice. A diet loaded with heart-healthy foods may also help stave off the disease. “High cholesterol increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s since clogged arteries around the heart can lead to damaged blood vessels in the brain,” says Dr. Arvanitakis.
Healthy physical activities, like brisk walking, can also help in the prevention of dementia. In addition to physical fitness, it is also important to stay mentally active, by reading and playing brain games.
Watch the video below to learn more natural ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.