National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

 

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.

  1. Great Foods To Eat For  Alzheimer's Disease

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      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.

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      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.

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        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.

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      Take ginkgo biloba to promote healthy blood circulation. It can be taken in supplement form or found in green teas.

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      Add herbs like ginseng to improve brain function and antioxidant-rich herbs like rosemary, oregano, caraway, dill and fennel.

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      Use antioxidant spices such as curcumin, which is found in turmeric.

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      Ask your doctor about taking supplements like huperzine and galantamine, which can improve memory by slowing the  breakdown of acetylcholine.

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      Cilantro naturally   "chelates" heavy metals.  This means it gets rid of  the mercury and aluminum  ( heavy metals)

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      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

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      Exercise outdoors by walking, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, yoga or meditation,and Qigong .

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      Treat Alzheimer's disease with massage and aromatherapy using lavender and lemon balm to reduce anxiety.

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      Keep mentally active with jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, word games and computer games.

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      Try acupuncture to unblock energy pathways and relieve stiffness and muscle pain.

Tips & Warnings

  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
  • Treat Alzheimer's disease naturally with the tropical fruit mangosteen and antioxidant, omega-rich berries like acai and gogi.
  • Discuss diet and exercise plans with your doctor.
  • Know that vitamins can be toxic in high doses and supplements, such as huperzine and galantamine, can interfere with drug effectiveness.
In Loving Memory of Julie McCann,  my Grandmother.
 

For more information go to http://www.alzheimers.gov http://www.alz.org/

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