The science reveals that those who eschew processed foods and choose whole, real-food options have the least decline in mental faculty
Till the time that a breakthrough could be found to cure Alzheimer’s disease, the chance of having it after 85 is almost 50% (1 in 2 people). While most of the current researches are focused on finding a cure, after developing the symptoms, it’s getting more clear that applying preventive strategies must begin long time before the pathology of disease reaching to the stage of presenting clinical symptoms.
In 2016, around 700,000 Americans at 65 or older died with Alzheimer‘s disease, which many of them died because of Alzheimer‘s disease’s complications. Therapeutic strategies usually don’t change the disease progression, especially when it is considered that the brain is already severely damaged by the time of starting treatment. some of the drugs have even shown the serious side effects such as brain inflammation. That indeed highlights the importance of applying preventive methods and strategies, ways before developing clinical symptoms.
What to do?
A recent paper in Cerebrum Journal has described the 4 main preventive strategies for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Healthy diet (more natural, less processed) food plus supplements (multivitamins, supplements of omega-3 oils,…)
- Physical and mental activity
- Yoga and meditation
- Psychological well-being
It seems that choosing a healthy life style is the only way that we have currently to live a long life and going to a healthy aging with no fear of Alzheimer’s disease.