Fading Memories: Getting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease which is also known as Senile Dementia has been an alarming condition for many of our elderly family members. This disease does not only bring forth memory loss but also comes with language problems, poor decision-making ability that greatly affects the natural personality of the person suffering from it.

There are two types of Alzheimer’s disease. The first type occurs before you ever reach the age of 60. This is not a common type of Alzheimer’s disease but recently, the reported cases involving this type is slowly adding up. This type is likely to build up speedily. This type is identified as the Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The second type will likely develop as you reach the age of 60 and over.

The primary basis of getting Alzheimer’s disease is not apparent. But one factor that adds to the probability of you getting it is your family history. If there are reported cases of Alzheimer’s disease in your family, chances are you will likely to experience one yourself as you grow older. Although it is not proven that you will surely have one, it is still a great possibility.

Although there is no definitive cure for this disease, there are some ways you can actually do to prevent Alzheimer’s. Researchers say that keeping your mind lively and energetic is one way to keep the dreaded disease out of your system. Stimulating your brain by learning something new every day is very beneficial. You can read a book, fill in crossword puzzles or even study a new language. These activities will help exercise your brain.

There are also certain foods that you can eat to bring about a healthier brain. Eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and zinc aids in stimulating nerve function. These essential nutrients are present in seafood such as fish, seaweeds, oysters and many others.

There are also a number of vitamin supplements that you can take to keep your brain cells healthy. Included in this are Acetyl-l-carnitine, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E and Omega-3 which all helps in caring for the brain cells and also heighten blood flow through the brain.

Herbal enhancers such as ginseng, gingko biloba, bacopa, huperia serata, are also gaining popularity worldwide. They are now specially made in capsule and pill form for people to take as natural alternatives for other vitamin supplements. These are not only safe to take but have also proven to be effective for some people.

So now that you know what Alzheimer’s disease really is.  It’s high time for you to start taking care of your brain. Don’t wait until you reach a certain age and then find out that everything will be too late to do anything. Don’t let your memories fade.