Women’s Fear Of Alzheimer’s Soars
A new study called Attitudes Toward Aging revealed that 77 percent of Americans are worried about getting Alzheimer’s disease. The study also said that women (77%) are more likely than men (70%) to worry about what will happen to their memory as they age. What that suggests is that both sexes are extremely worried about developing dementia.
Unfortunately, these fears may not be unfounded. Why? Because the majority of seniors in assisted living facilities are women with memory issues, such as MCI and Alzheimer’s. Moreover, women have dementia in greater numbers than men, perhaps because women live longer. Also, a woman in her 60’s is about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of her lifetime as she is to get breast cancer.
It shouldn’t be surprising, therefore, that many of you are concerned about your mind and memory. It’s after all our greatest fear even surpassing cancer. I know from experience that many of you have been touched by Alzheimer’s in your life.
Just the other day, for example, a man contacted me because his 62 year old wife was forgetting names, losing things, and was exhibiting poor judgment, all signs of early Alzheimer’s. As I’m sure you are aware the current Alzheimer’s drugs are based on science that is 2 decades old. They help some people improve symptoms for a particular period of time, but they do not impact Alzheimer’s progression. In other words, they are not curative. Currently, researchers are trying to see if a drug that removes what’s called Amyloid plaque from the brain can prevent Alzheimer’s. The problem is that it is not 100% proven that Amyloid is the culprit, and secondly, the drug has failed in previous trials.
As I hope you know, the work of the ARPF has suggested that following our 4 Pillars of Prevention is your best chance at preventing Alzheimer’s disease right now. The FINGER study which your ARPF helped design and fund, has proven that and was published in prestigious medical journals and shared at many important medical conferences.
Moreover, our research on a simple 12-minute safe and effective brain enhancement meditation exercise called Kirtan Kriya, or KK, has many positive benefits as well. You can download a copy of KK here.
Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to be an aging tsunami.
Please do everything you can to prevent it from touching you and your loved ones.