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Here’s the Age You Should Really Start to Worry About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Most people think of Alzheimer’s disease as an illness that afflicts the elderly. While in most cases, symptoms don’t appear before the age of 65, the damage to the brain begins much earlier. Twenty to thirty years earlier, in fact. Alzheimer’s is actually an illness that starts in middle age, between 30 and 40 years old.

What Happens in the Brain of an Alzheimer’s Patient?

Long before symptoms manifest, a substance called amyloid protein clumps together and forms plaque, which is deposited outside and around nerve cells. Much later, close to the onset of symptoms, the brain develops tangles, which are twisted fibers that build up inside the nerve cells.

Plaque and tangles, the primary hallmarks of the disease, lead to the death of brain cells. Many scientist believe the plaque triggers the subsequent brain damage; therefore, if something could be found to halt or curtail its accumulation, it could potentially prevent or delay the disease.

Prevention Strategy May Be Best Approach

While clinical studies confirm there are several ways to potentially curb plaque formation in the brain, allopathic doctors insist Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death that isn’t preventable. Drug treatment is of limited value because it doesn’t stop the condition’s relentless progression. Medications aim at increasing neurotransmitters that are deficient, but they have don’t reverse the brain changes.

Perhaps the best approach would be prevention through engaging in holistic practices that promote brain health. The earlier in life such measures are started, the better.

Some doctors who believe in this strategy recommend exercise, intellectual stimulation and getting a full night’s sleep, as well as social engagement, taking control of diabetes and consumption of an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet. In addition, research in recent years shows various natural agents hold much promise. Here are some of the findings.

You’re never too young or too old to adopt healthy lifestyle practices that can help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s. If you’ve noticed your memory isn’t as sharp as it once was, it’s another incentive to stay active, get enough rest and eat nutritious food. You may also want to take to heart what recent research has found and start taking curcumin or coconut oil.



Mary West is a natural health enthusiast, as she believes this area can profoundly enhance wellness. She is the creator of a natural healing website where she focuses on solutions to health problems that work without side effects. You can visit her site and learn more at http://www.alternativemedicinetruth.com. Ms. West is also the author of Fight Cancer Through Powerful Natural Strategies.

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