Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? I expect it's very similar in Canada. And most people over fifty find their memories aren't as sharp as they used to be. That doesn't mean that you will develop Alzheimer’s, but one certainly wouldn't want to take any chances. It's said to be incurable, but is it preventable?
My father had it. It was very sad to watch a smart man succumb to it. In the last year or so, he didn't know any of us, although it did seem that once in a while he would get a flitting moment of clarity. The disease certainly seems to be more common these days. One would think after our families experience with it, that we would know the stages of progression. But, the short video below shows it perfectly, so you won't have to wonder about it after you watch this.
Dr. Melody Jemison's book ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION Protect Your Brain for Life - What Our Parents Didn't Know, is a great read for anyone over thirty. Yes, it's said that people as young as thirty can start developing it. Both Dr. Jemison and The National Institute on Aging, believe that a nutritious diet, physical activity, social engagement, and mentally stimulating exercises can all help people stay healthy as they age. New research suggests the possibility that these and other factors also might help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. The NIA has a fact sheet you can freely download in pdf format here.
Dr. Jemison claims the disease is largely preventable. She wrote this book after seeing several close family members suffer from it. The information she discovered is amazing. She says her book will "show you how to protect your brain from the deterioration that leads to Alzheimer’s". Important topics discussed in detail are: Nutrition, Exercise, Supplements, Cognitive Reserve and Brain Training, Stress and Sleep, Social and Spiritual Aspects of Brain Health, Genetics of Alzheimer’s and How to Put it All Together. This book is fully referenced.
The book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. So click here to download it now before you forget about it. (pun intended). You'll get a plan, and the knowledge you need to help protect you and your loved ones against this awful disease.
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