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Condition - Alzheimer's - Facing up to Alzheimer's

Degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, osteoarthritis, heart disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s, are becoming an increasingly growing problem in the Western world, yet research suggests that, despite it being an irreversible disease, Alzheimer’s may actually be preventable.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia found in the UK. It usually affects those over 65; the risk increasing with each decade. However, when you reach the age of 85, your chances of getting Alzheimer’s doubles[1]. Even though a few genetic mutations have been identified with the disease, only 10% claim a clear inherited pattern. Other risk factors that may contribute to the disease are:

What actually happens with Alzheimer’s?

A healthy brain contains billions of nerve cells called neurons that generate electrical and chemical signals to help you think, remember and feel (physically and emotionally). Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters help these signals flow seamlessly between neurons. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, neurons in certain locations of the brain begin to die. When they die, lower levels of neurotransmitters are produced, creating signalling problems in the brain. One neurotransmitter in particular, known as acetylcholine, has been found to be deficient in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s; therefore, conventional medication works towards increasing the amount in the brain. Put quite simply, Alzheimer’s damages and kills brain cells.

When the disease attacks the nerve cells, it impairs a person’s ability to govern emotions, recognise errors and patterns, coordinate movement and remember things. On observing the physiological impact of Alzheimer’s, we can begin to see a pattern of key contributing factors underlying the disease:

All of these factors can be addressed nutritionally.

Diet and lifestyle

Reduce Inflammation

Reduce oxidation

Increase acetylcholine and neurotransmitter pathways

Acetylcholine is the ‘memory molecule’. It puts ‘memories’ into storage in the brain.

Other considerations