Posted on 11-07-2012
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's a word that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of cases. Vascular (lack of blood caused) dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the 2nd most common type of dementia. At least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia: memory, communication and language, ability to focus and pay attention, reasoning and judgment, and visual perception.
Its important if you have genetic tendencies toward dementia to do all you can to prevent it. This would include taking a high dose omega 3 fatty acid (most people should be taking 2,750mg/day of EPA and DHA combined), avoid toxins such as flu shots, stay away from deodorants that have aluminum, do word jumbles//crossword puzzles/ect, stay away from statin drugs which strip the cholesterol from the brain (brain is made 1/3 cholesterol), and believe it or not.....have regular Chiropractic care. Chiropractic stimulates the brain the thalamic integration which is a fancy way of saying it neurologically exercises the brain.
Your genetics do not have to be a "death sentence." You can fight them and win but it will take effort! Then again, everything good in life takes effort. And while we spend these short few years on this planet..your health and your relationships are what matters most.
Have a blessed day folks!
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