Saturday, March 25, 2017

Is Dementia Hereditary?

"Despite its prevalence in the aging population, Alzheimer’s is not a natural part of aging. Instead, damage to the brain results from abnormal clumps of plaque and fiber bundles collecting throughout the hippocampus, and damaged nerve cells compromise the neuron’s ability to transmit messages to different parts of the brain. Research has found that" Alzheimer’s disease is not generally inherited. 

“People with a family history of disease may have the most to gain from lifestyle changes and screening tests. In many cases, adopting a healthier lifestyle can reduce your risk for diseases that run in your family.”

Making chronic diseases disappear:

Prevent Dementia Using Simple Strategies

* A diet that increases inflammation, such as one that includes high amounts of wheat, refined carbs and sugar is one of the root causes and greatest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease; diet is also a foundational prevention and treatment strategy
* To prevent Alzheimer’s, you need to focus on a diet that powers your brain and body with healthy fats, not net carbs
* Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment is best approached from a holistic perspective. Besides a ketogenic diet, lifestyle factors that come into play include exercise, sleep, stress reduction, sun exposure and social interaction