Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are words that the Baby Boomer generation likely feel they’ve heard enough of, and wish would just go away. Our memories – and clarity of mind – are precious to us. So it’s no wonder that these diseases invoke fear, often causing people to avoid facing them. Recent statistics found that far more people suffer from memory and cognitive deficiencies than are officially diagnosed, meaning that early signs of dementia are a lot more prevalent than …Read more
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is a form of progressive dementia that profoundly affects a person’s memory, thinking and behavior. Approximately 5.2 million people are currently suffering with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., and that number is projected to triple by 2050. Like all diseases, Alzheimer’s prevention is far better than Alzheimer’s treatment, and there is mounting evidence that prevention should start on your plate.
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In 2011, over 700,000 Canadians were living with some form of cognitive impairment, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. Even more disturbing is the fact that this number is expected to reach 1.4 million by 2031, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. It is widely accepted that engaging in regular exercise has many health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening of muscles and bones, and decreased stress. Research is also showing that exercise may have increased …Read more
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating degenerative brain disease that impairs brain function, leading to memory loss and decreased thinking skills. Eventually, individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s disease are unable to carry out basic everyday tasks and the disease ultimately leads to death. In 2010, 4.7 million people in the United States suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and a new study that was recently published in Neurology finds that this number may triple to 13.8 million by 2050.