Aging can be a difficult process no matter where you’re from, but one thing seems to remain the same: the fear of developing Alzheimer’s. In fact, nearly 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s worldwide, with nearly 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 being diagnosed with the disease.
From memory loss to other declining cognitive functions, it can be enough to interfere with the daily life of the individual suffering from it.
Most experts agree that the disease is a complex mix of environmental factors, age, genetics and other medical conditions, such as high blood pressure. Other conditions that are known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol, may also be a contributing factor to developing Alzheimer’s.
Aging doesn’t have to be so scary! It’s never too early to begin the fight against Alzheimer’s. In fact, experts have listed Six Pillars for Prevention, including:
Though researchers are still unware of the exact cause for Alzheimer’s, promising research has shown that a simple combination of the Six Pillars for Prevention is a promising step in reducing an individual’s risk of being diagnosed.
Creating a future without Alzheimer’s may be easier said than done, but with enough advocacy and awareness, it’s not something you or your loved one have to go through alone. For more information regarding Alzheimer’s, click here.
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