Bets are, if you are reading this article, you’re not the one with dementia; however, you may be next in line to develop it. Perhaps that short term memory loss you’re experiencing may be a hint!
The good message in all of this is that even though it’s a long road, by understanding the disease early, you can help prevent it or slow it down in yourself, your parents, and especially your children.
The lifestyle changes an Alzheimer’s patient needs to undertake are what everyone of us should be living if we want to prevent this disease.
If ever there are effective drugs, it’s unlikely many of us will take them in our lifetime.
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Right now, our best bet for prevention of Alzheimer’s or Pre-Alzheimer’s patients alike is an evaluation and optimization of lifestyle habits. Poor habits, cardiovascular disease, metabolic inflexibility, imbalanced trophic factors, toxic exposures over time, may walk you right into the oblivion called Dementia.
If not in balance, your brain will down regulate your cognitive neurons as a survival technique to be sure you can still breathe and maintain bare organismal existence. If in balance, your brain will store short term memories and maintain cognitive awareness. It really is just that simple. We’re a set of switches and if the right ones are not turned on in the right position, we move into a state called “disease”.
Since I am a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I believe meeting the demands of those switches will up-regulate our bodies and keep us on the path of health. We just have to find our switches! Right now that is through a good history of our life up to the present. As we continue to unfold the mysteries of life, we will one day, be able to control all of this. Perhaps even breed only the good switches into all humans; but for now, we can’t. We are still inside a black box hunting for that one balloon to pop. The good thing is that the lights are beginning to glow faintly, and we are beginning to see the outline of the room.
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