American Red Cross Retiree Association: The Key is to Start
Brain Longevity Specialist, Cheryl Kravitz wrote a wonderful article for the American Red Cross Retiree Association,
titled, There are ways we can prevent Alzheimer’s. The key is to start. She shared, “Recent research confirms what we have known for some time now; a wave of the wand is not the answer in fighting Alzheimer’s. Currently, the only effective way to prevent Alzheimer’s, or even slow its progression, is by harnessing the power of an integrative medical approach.
According to the National Institute on Aging, severe memory loss or dementia of any kind (including Alzheimer’s) is no longer considered a natural side effect of aging. The acute memory loss and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s, like agitation, anxiety, and delusions, are in a different class than the occasional memory lapses we may encounter as we grow older. Though researchers haven’t pinpointed the cause of Alzheimer’s yet, they have identified physical changes in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients that aren’t found in the brains of those not suffering from the disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 5.5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. That works out to about 10 percent of men and women over age 65.
By understanding the key elements of prevention researched by ARPF, the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention, you can better protect and care for yourself and your loved ones who are struggling with this disease.”