An Insight into Alzheimer’s Disease And Its Treatment without Medicine

  • May 12, 2023 BY  Anthem Seniors
  • Anthem Senior Living

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia causing around 70 percent of cases of dementia. How it impacts the brain is by reducing the amount of neurotransmitters, whose function is to send messages between nerve cells. There is a lower amount a neurotransmitter called Acetylcholine that is involved in learning and memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Attempts have been made to increase the levels of acetylcholine in the brain but in vain.

Some vital statistics:

  1. As many as 15 million people across the globe have Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. The odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease doubles every 5 years in those 65 years of age and older. However, it doesn’t happen immediately. It is years in the making.
  3. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of early-onset dementia among almost a third of people.

It must be noted here that there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s. However, there are treatments that may slow the progression of the disease. The disease worsens over time. This makes specialized memory care in a memory care community like the acclaimed Anthem Senior Living of significant importance. These communities and care programs are designed to cater to every need of a dementia resident leading them on the path of a fruitful life.

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes shrinkage of the brain. Those afflicted with the condition develop beta amyloid deposits in their brains, called clumps. These are also referred to as amyloid plaques.

The alterations that we’ve talked about till now have played a big role in coming in the way of how information is transmitted throughout the brain.

As the search for dementia cure continues, here’s some information on natural treatment options without medicine:

The most important natural and effective treatment for Alzheimer’s is nutrition. This involves tweaking your daily vitamin regimen, cutting white sugar from the diet, etc., which can play a huge role in mitigating the more serious signs and symptoms of the condition.

  1. Incorporate dietary DHA supplements in your diet. Some good food sources of DHA include flaxseed, walnuts and fish oil. It has been proven to slow down cognitive decline in those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Eat foods with high vitamin E content. Another good source is exposure to sun. However, get a consult with your doctor since a diet like this could result in higher vitamin E levels. They can suggest if taking additional vitamin E or other supplements could benefit you or backfire.
  3. Then there are members of the ginger family of plants like turmeric that has been shown to alleviate dementia symptoms like memory loss and the ability to concentrate. Again, it’s very important to speak with your doctor prior to embarking upon a new herbal regimen as it could be harmful for those suffering from jaundice and individuals taking blood thinners.

Anthem Senior Living in Phoenix has successfully bridged the gap between home and a senior care facility by blending the comfort and familiarity of home with specialized memory care and compassionate caregivers and doctors to suit any needs of older adults, allowing them to live a life of independence filled with happiness. To book a suite, call us on 623-300-1180.

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