One hundred years ago, average life expectancy was around 50 years. Today, it’s almost 80, and the diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are taking an increasing toll on people in their 60s, 70s and 80s.
Medical researchers have found that Alzheimer’s and other forms of mental decline and dementia are largely preventable. Scientist have established that a healthy lifestyle, including eating sensibly, moderate exercise, mental stimulation, social contact and supplements can preserve healthy brains and slow down, even reverse, the deterioration of aging.
There are dozens of substances to help prevent Alzheimer’s, from the food you eat to the supplements you can buy. The good news is that they cost very little when you compare them to the huge cost of doing nothing to protect your brain. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the lifetime cost of care for an Alzheimer’s patient is almost $200,000 in the U.S. and rising every year as health care cost continue to grow.
For a fraction of that amount – as little as a dollar or two a day – you can maintain your brain (and the rest of your body) in a state of wellness that could otherwise slowly slip away with age. Scientists are learning that mental decline is not inevitable, and we can prevent, slow down, even reverse the process. It’s never too early or too late to do just that !
My hope in providing information about Alzheimer’s prevention is that it will help all who wish to maintain and improve their mental capacity, with the goal of preventing mental decline from ever destroying our lives and turning the last decade of our life into “The Forgotten Years.”
As the name of the web site suggests, this is a digest of information, news and resources about Alzheimer’s prevention. Taking a few of the simple and inexpensive steps covered here could change your future. Researchers state that if you can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s by five years, you can cut the risk of having it by 50%, and most agree that 70% of Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented with lifestyle and nutritional changes.Those are mighty attractive odds!
And remember – It’s Your brain – Don’t Lose It!”