Even though a large amount of time and money has been poured into research, science
still doesn’t understand all of the mechanisms that cause or aggravate Alzheimer’s
disease. That being said, there have still been major leaps made in recent years
concerning Alzheimer’s, including innovative treatments and new approaches to old
problems. Through this research, people have come to learn a few things that you can
do to delay Alzheimer’s disease.
Avoid Poisons and Heavy Metals When Possible
Environmental factors have been observed during the research carried out by scientists,
but these factors aren’t as easy to control as a few of the other factors. Some people
have old items that contain these pollutants. When people didn’t know about the
dangers of heavy metals, it was common for people to be poisoned by these
substances. Metals like mercury, and lead were a part of life, so it’s going to take a fair
amount of progress before these metals are no longer found in older structures.
Take Care of Your Circulatory Health
During much of the early research carried out by Alzheimer’s research groups, it was
discovered that vascular health was heavily influential over the speed and
aggressiveness of Alzheimer’s disease. Factors like high blood pressure and high
cholesterol seem to dramatically raise the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise for Blood Flow Increase
How much do you move around? The way you live your life and your daily activity level
can be a huge factor in your health and can even be the thing that literally maintains or
destroys your life. Research suggests that vascular health is sharply tied to the
prevention or arresting of Alzheimer’s progression. It’s possible that it could be the
increased blood flow to organs like the lungs and brain. When fresh blood reaches
these organs, oxygen is carried to the brain by the blood that was pumped there at a
Maintain Healthy Relationships
Isolation isn’t really a natural state for humans. Studies have been able to show that
people who regularly interact with others will generally experience less cognitive
degeneration than people with fewer connections to others in a community. This has
lead scientists to believe that there are specific centers of the brain that are stimulated
through social interaction with others, but they admit that they’re not entirely sure how
these mechanisms work, or how they have the ability to influence health.