The medical definition of Alzheimer’s is “the progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain”. In the month of June, the world unites to raise awareness for the risk of Alzheimer’s.
There are more than 3 million US cases per year. As of right now Alzheimer’s has no cure, and can only be slowed by certain medications that a psychiatrist can prescribe. According to Alzheimer’s association common symptoms of Alzheimer’s:
- Frequent memory loss that affects everyday life.
- Difficulty organizing thoughts.
- Find it challenging to finish out ordinary tasks.
- Becoming confused when trying to remember what year or day of the week it is.
- Suddenly being unable to speak and write coherently
Some emerging studies suggest that there are actions individuals can take to avoid or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Symptoms. According to the National Institute on Aging individuals can:
- Manage their diabetes symptoms and blood sugar levels if they are a diabetic
- Seek help if they are feeling depressed, and treat depression symptoms when they arise.
- Maintain a healthy blood pressure
- Regularly engage in mental exercises such as sudoku and other puzzles
- Build healthy relationships with friends and family
- Take the appropriate daily vitamin supplements
If you or someone you love feels you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s call us today to schedule an appointment at 469-714-0006 and learn your next steps on the road to healing.
Written By – Aly Bowles – Social Media Coordinator