Alzheimer's rob people of their memory. It is a slow and heart wrenching disease to watch happen to someone you love. There is no cure. Over 5 million people in the United States have the disease. And anyone who knows a friend or family member who has suffered from Alzheimer’s will tell you that day-to-day living becomes a real struggle for both patients and caregivers. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. I have had a few close members of my family die from the disease and it scary to know that there is no cure.
Great Foods To Eat For Alzheimer's Disease
Include dark-colored fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and E in your diet. Vitamin E protects the nerve cells . Wheat germ has the highest form of vitamin E and is the most concentrated.
Eat oily fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna, which are rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin B12. These nutrients are especially helpful in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
Increase folic acid levels and vitamins B6 and B12 to improve mental function. Folic acid is found in leafy green vegetables, lentils, avocados, bananas, oranges and asparagus. Vitamin B12 is found only in animal products. Some doctors recommend dosages of 400 micrograms per day to fight dementia.
Take ginkgo biloba to promote healthy blood circulation. It can be taken in supplement form or found in green teas.
Add herbs like ginseng to improve brain function and antioxidant-rich herbs like rosemary, oregano, caraway, dill and fennel.
Use antioxidant spices such as curcumin, which is found in turmeric.
Ask your doctor about taking supplements like huperzine and galantamine, which can improve memory by slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine.
Cilantro naturally "chelates" heavy metals. This means it gets rid of the mercury and aluminum ( heavy metals)
Zinc is very important for mental capacity. People that had 27 mg a day had great improvements. Eat a few oyster a day, each one has 15 mg of zinc
Keep Active to Treat Alzheimer's
Exercise outdoors by walking, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, yoga or meditation,and Qigong .
Treat Alzheimer's disease with massage and aromatherapy using lavender and lemon balm to reduce anxiety.
Keep mentally active with jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, word games and computer games.
Try acupuncture to unblock energy pathways and relieve stiffness and muscle pain.
For more information go to http://www.alzheimers.gov http://www.alz.org/
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