Alzheimer’s disease is an unalterable, advanced brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking abilities and, eventually, the skill to carry out the simplest tasks.

The Alzheimer’s disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer noticed fluctuations in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of a rare mental sickness. Her symptoms included memory loss, language difficulties, and erratic behavior.

There is no treatment that cures Alzheimer’s disease or amends the disease process in the brain. In progressive stages of the disease, complications from severe loss of brain functions, such as dehydration, malnutrition or infection that ultimately result in death.

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

  1. Condensed ability to take in and remember new information like:
  • repetitive questions or conversations
  • misplacing personal belongings
  • forgetting events or appointments
  • getting lost on a familiar route
  1. Impairments to reasoning, complex tasking, and exercising judgment, for example:
    • poor understanding of safety risks
    • inability to manage finances
    • poor decision-making ability
    • inability to plan complex or sequential activities
  1. Inability to recognize faces or common objects or to find objects in direct view and inability to use simple tools, for example, to orient clothing to the body.
  2. Impaired speaking, reading and writing, for example:
    • difficulty thinking of common words while speaking, hesitations
    • speech, spelling, and writing errors
  3. Changes in personality and behavior, for example:
    • out-of-character mood changes, including agitation, apathy, social withdrawal or a lack of interest, motivation, or initiative
    • loss of empathy
  1. compulsive, obsessive, or socially unacceptable behavior

Causes of Alzheimer’s:

Doctors and scientist believe that for most people, Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.

Risk factors:

  • Increasing age is the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is not a part of normal aging. The risk of Alzheimer’s increases as you grow older.
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer’s is somewhat higher if a first-degree relative has the disease. Most genetic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s among families remain largely unexplained, and the genetic factors are likely complex.
  • People who’ve had a severe head trauma have a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Research has shown that the same risk factors associated with heart disease may also increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. These include: lack of exercise, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, etc.

Prevention of Alzheimer's:

It is obvious that we cannot stop being older and change our genetic factor but we can change our lifestyle to prevent this disease.

Exercise:

Exercise is very important for any kind of mental illness including Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, regular physical exercise can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 50 percent.

Social engagement:

Human beings are highly social creatures. Staying socially involved may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in later life, so make developing and maintaining a strong network of friends a priority.

Proper sleeping:

There are a number of relations between poor sleeping and the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some studies have emphasized the importance of quality sleep for flushing out toxins in the brain. So, proper and in time sleeping is very important.

Stress management:

Being stress free is very important to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Always try to be happy, laugh enough, do what makes you happy and give your mind peace.

Healthy Diet:

Studies show that diet and lifestyle changes may help to reduce the risk factors of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Foods that contain fiber, anti-oxidant properties, omega-3 fatty acid, essential minerals, vitamins, whole grains can prevent Alzheimer’s. We should try to eat low carbs food and try to avoid sugar.

Several studies show that eating a Mediterranean diet intensely reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. That means plenty of vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish and olive oil, etc. may help in reducing this mental illness. Food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, seaweed, and sardines is very good for mental health. You can also supplement with fish oil.

Eat up across the color spectrum to maximize protective antioxidants and vitamins, including green leafy vegetables, berries, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli.

Regular consumption of few foods like Chia Seed, Gooseberries/Amalaki, Chives, Red beetroot, Olive /olive oil, Mushroom, Almonds, Centella Asiatica/ Thankuni, Ashwagandha, Broccoli, Sunflower Seed, Cauliflower, etc. can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

 

 

There are a few foods we should consume regularly besides our meals to prevent Alzheimer's Disease:

Chia Seed

Chia Seeds (চিয়া বীজ) are very good sources of fiber and omega-3 fats, along with a number of other nutrients. Chia seeds are extremely rich in fiber, antioxidants and several other nutrients which make them highly nutritious for daily consumption.  “1 ounce (28 gm.) of Chia seeds ( চিয়া বীজ) contains:” Calories: 137 Fiber: 10.6 grams Protein: 4.4 grams […]

Sunflower Seed

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Gooseberries/Amalaki(Amla):

Gooseberries /Amalaki (Amla): The Amalaki or Indian gooseberry, commonly known as Amla in Asian sub-continent. Amla is undoubtedly a powerhouse of nutrients. Amla literally means “sour’’ but Amalaki is a great combination of sourness, bitterness and sweetness. Amalaki is a natural remedy long used in Ayurveda. Amalaki contains a number of substances thought to enhance […]

Chives

Chives are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs. This family also includes garlic, scallions, onions, etc. In the Asian subcontinent, we commonly eat the onion or garlic chives. Commonly, Chives come in two types – onion chives (the most common chives) and Chinese chives (called garlic chives). While onion chives have hollow […]

Red beetroot

Beetroots are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines around the world. Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals and low in calories and fat. They also contain inorganic nitrates and pigments, both of which have a number of health benefits. Apart from being used as food, beetroot is also used as a medicinal […]

Olive

Olive is a fruit that has a sour, tangy, salty taste and it is very tasty to eat with chilly and salt. People use olives to make oil, pickles and can use in various dishes like salad, sandwiches, vegetables, dal, etc. also. People have cultivated olive trees for more than 7,000 years, and they have […]

Mushroom

Mushrooms are a superfood, and one of the most health-promoting foods on the planet. Mushrooms are an edible fungus that can provide several important nutrients. The many kinds of mushrooms have varying compositions and nutritional profiles. Mushrooms are packed with nutritional value. They are low in calories, are great sources of fiber and protein. They […]

Almonds

Almonds are among the world’s most popular tree nuts. They are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Almonds can be consumed on their own, raw, or toasted; they are available sliced, flaked, slivered, as flour, oil, butter, or almond milk. 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains:   Fiber:5 grams Protein: […]

Centella Asiatica/ Thankuni

Thankuni or Centella Asiatica is known as the Longevity Herb for its numerous health benefits. Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu kola, remains an important part of Ayurveda practice. Known for its rejuvenating properties, Centella Asiatica has other beneficial effects on the body and mind.   Health Benefits: Centella Asiatica Prevents Nervous Disorders. Thankuni has […]

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (অশ্বগন্ধা) is a plant. The root and berry are used to make medicine. Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease. It is also used to reduce the side effects of medications […]

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable that’s a significant source of nutrients. It also contains unique plant compounds that may reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that looks like a white version […]

Broccoli

When it comes to great-tasting nutrition, broccoli is an all-star food with many health benefits. While low in calories, broccoli is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok-choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga, and turnips. If you are trying […]

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