Fight Alzheimer’s Naturally

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia found most commonly in the elderly. The nerve cells in the brain with Alzheimer’s die making it dificult for the brain to transmit signals properly. Symptoms progress over a number of years and are often missed early on. The best way to combat and slow the progress of the disease is to educate yourself and keep your eyes open for the warning signs and symptoms in yourself and your loved ones.

How do I know if I have Alzheimer’s?

  • Short term memory loss
  • Difficult performing everyday activities like brushing your teeth or making a phone call
  • Disorientation in familiar surroundings
  • Problems planning and managing daily activities such as balancing your checkbook, paying bills or making a shopping list
  • Difficulty speaking/ Difficulty with everyday words
  • Unpredictable mood swings
  • Lack of motivation
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Hallucinations
  • Strong feelings of paranoia and anger
  • Wandering
  • Inability to communicate
  • Inability to recognize people
  • Inability to walk
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to smile

There are seven warning size of Alzheimer’s:

  • Asking the same question over and over as though you were never answered.
  • Repeatingth same story, word for word, over and over.
  • Forgetting how to do everyday activities.
  • Losing the ability to do everyday chores.
  • Getting lost in your home or neighborhood.
  • Forgetting to bathe or wearing the same clothes while insisting that you have.
  • Relying on others to make decisions or answer questions when you normally would do these things yourself.

 

How can I prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is caused by a number of factors such as age, gender, family history, head injuries, environmental toxins, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but there are ways to lower your risk of getting it.

  • Stay mentally active. Read, play games, do crossword puzzles; work out your mind.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits, veggies, high-fiber foods and fish. Avoid red meat and dairy.
  • If you are worried that aluminum may contribute to your development of Alzheimer’s make a homemade toothpaste of baking soda and powdered salt and use that as a toothpaste.

 

How can I treat Alzheimer’s?

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s though these ideas may help to slow the progression of symptoms allowing you more time with your family and more time as yourself.

  • Coconut oil is a source of caprylic acid which may help to improve memory and brain function.
  • Increasing your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to improve brain function.
  • Eat blueberries they contain an antioxidant that may slow down age-related motor changes.
  • Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene which helps preserve nerve health and memory.
  • Enjoy lots of dark, green leafy vegetables which are high in folic acid which stimulates cognitive function.
  • Eat turmeric and curry spices. They contain curcumin which has been shown to reduce brain plaque in mice.
  • Make ginger tea or gingersnaps. They help to improve appetite and thirst.
  • Use sage and lemon essential oils around the house. They can perk up those suffering from depression or lethargy.
  • Ginkgo biloba may help improve brain function.

 

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