Ahzheimer’s Disease is a severe progressive degenerative condition which affects over 5 million people in the country of the United States of America alone. It is one of the leading causes of death among older people and is increasing its grasp over the world. It is a debilitating condition which severely limits the functionality of the brain.
Over the years, more and more elderly people are falling prey to this condition, it is looming like a threat above us all. Although there is no definitive cure for Alzheimer’s disease but there are natural remedies you can try in order to help the patient deal with this condition in a better way.
Antioxidant rich diet
Antioxidants are crucial for the good health of the brain. Food rich in anti-oxidants, such as berries, tea, dark chocolate, pecan etc. and even citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, gooseberry etc. help in slowing down the process of oxidation by the free radicals which contributes to the aging process. Antioxidants, by slowing down this process, helps in retaining reducing the rate at which the brain cells age and keep them healthy. This helps improve the memory of the patient and also aims to slow down or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s to some extent. Include this antioxidant rich food in the diet to handle the symptoms better.
Socialisation is extremely important for patients of Alzheimer’s disease as social interactions counter the negative effects of this condition which includes memory failure and rapid aging of the brain where it begins to lose its functionality. Regular social interaction stimulates certain areas of the brain which, under the impact of the disease would gradually lose its healthy functioning and the patient would lose his or her memory rapidly. Getting the patient involved in activities which involve interaction with people would help improve the condition.
Mental exercises like various kinds of games, puzzles, brain teasers, cognitive games etc are known to boost the mental health of a patient with Alzheimer’s as it improves the activity of the brain, thereby promoting a healthy functioning of the brain. Activities like reading stories, writing, elocution, learning a new skill or language etc also challenge the brain to perform, thereby enhancing the functioning of the brain and slowing down the process of its aging and subsequent memory loss.
Regular checkup and medication
It is important that a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s disease gets himself or herself checked by a specialist at regular intervals. Mapping of the brain functions and other tests might help in devising the right kind of nutrients or activities that will aid the patient in carrying on with the regular lifestyle without the disease taking control of the brain. Dietary supplements are also important as the can deliver the right micronutrients in the right proportions as needed by the patient. One can also consume certain nootropic medicines such as Nootrophil, along with dietary supplements like folate etc to keep the symptoms under control.
Although science hasn’t yet come up with a foolproof treatment for this deadly disease, it can be controlled and handled in a less painful manner with the help of these natural methods.
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