While research remains ongoing into Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, doctors and medical researchers do know that early detection is key to being able to provide what limited help medicine currently can for easing the symptoms of the disorders. For this reason, a lot of Alzheimer’s research has focused on early detection, so as to place doctors and patients in a better position to jump on a developing cognitive disorder before it has a chance to become serious too quickly for any help to be possible.
There are some known risk factors for Alzheimer’s. While some, such as genetic links or gender, or even age, are beyond anyone’s control, others can be moderated to manage the risk of developing a cognitive disorder. These include body weight, whether or not the patient smokes, and blood pressure levels. Further, newer research has revealed that patients who are more mentally active are less likely to either succumb to cognitive decline that turns into Alzheimer’s or another disease, or be able to reduce what effects they do suffer should they be diagnosed with it.
Patients who engage in mentally stimulating activities such as reading or music, who exercise regularly, who keep good sleep schedules and reduce their stress levels can dramatically improve their outcome when considering the risk of cognitive disorder.
Don’t let cognitive decline sneak up and turn into Alzheimer’s. Stave it off and keep your mind. #HealthStatus
- 1Multimodal intervention is a recent, scientifically backed approach to treating Alzheimer’s that bases each individual’s care on their specific circumstances.
- 2Changing the diet promotes brain health across the continuum of Alzheimer’s.
- 3Exercise and learning new skills helps to keep our brains working properly.
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