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Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

  • Synopsis: Published: 2009-01-27 - Tips if you or any family members or friends are diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease which is an aging brain disease - Jack Phillips.

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Some tips to slow the progression if you or family members or friends are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease which is a brain disease that slowly but surely devastates mental, emotional and finally even the physical functionality.

Some tips if you, any family members or friends are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease which is a brain disease that slowly but surely devastates mental, emotional and finally even the physical functionality.

Alzheimer's is the leading cause of dementia in people over the age of 65 and affects over 300,000 people. Most of the conventional neurologists will in all likelihood offer you just two treatments.

The prescription drug donepezil (Aricept) is one it increases the levels of acetylcholine in the body it is a brain chemical responsible for memory. Vitamin E is the other it is and antioxidant that slows the destruction of our brain cells. Now even though neurologist used to believe that treating Alzheimer's Disease with vitamin E was of no use recent studies show that the nutrients in vitamin E are effective in the slowing of the progression of the disease.

These two treatments although very helpful, there is much more you can do for Alzheimer's. There are natural treatments that can also potentially slow down the progression of this disease and possibly even prevent it's later stages. Your brain is an organ just like your heart, just as there are treatments plus ways to slow the progression of heart disease, like dietary changes, nutritional supplements, stress reduction and exercise as an example. , so there are ways to slow the progression of Alzheimer's.

If diagnosed with Alzheimer's you must accept the fact that it is serious health issue and take proper care of yourself and body. Don't just take a few pills each day prescription drugs or not. Focus on that your brain has a disease and it is progressive so commit time to tackle the problem and if nothing else lets slow the disease.

All the natural home remedies here should be part of your regime to fight this but because of the seriousness of Alzheimer's do so only with the approval and supervision of your physician with a full range of tests and treatments needed to diagnose Alzheimer's.

HUPERZINE A: Slow Memory Loss without Side Effects.

This is the active ingredient in Chinese herb club mass which has a similar effect on the brain to the drug donepezil, but without the cost or the nasty side effects which include gastrointestinal upsets and liver damage. The purified ingredients of club moss blocks the breakdown of acetylcholine the neurotransmitter important for memory.

PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE: Boost Mental Capacity

Phosphatidylserine helps regenerate the outside layer of neurons, reversing the chronological age of these cells by as much as 12 years and improving the mental capacity in Alzheimer's patients 300 milligrams per day divided into 3 doses with meals is recommended.

VITAMIN E: Regenerate Brain Cells.

Vitamin E helps shield neurons from free radicals the unstable molecules that can damage your cells. It can also help regenerate the areas on neurons where neurotransmitters the chemicals that relay the messages from one neuron to another to enter. Alzheimer's patients it is recommended 2000 international units a day of the d-alpha tocopherol form of the nutrient it is the most effective.

Also important is keeping active, regular physical exercise can help an Alzheimer's patient form new brain cells. Even a daily walk if possible is helpful if necessary have a friend relative or caregiver go with you even if it just around the back yard!



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