Alzheimer’s Research is constantly moving along. For those that don’t know, Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that affects brain cell connections and the cells themselves. The condition typically starts slowly and will worsen as time passes.
The brain cells and the connections will begin to degenerate and die, leading to the destruction of mental functions and memory. This loss can cause extreme confusion, agitation, and can cause immeasurable stress on the person afflicted, and consequently, those that care for them.
There is, however, promising revelations for the future of the disease. Researchers have been working, studying, and attempting to treat or cure Alzheimer’s disease more and more. Large leaps are being made every day, bringing the disease closer to some sort of treatment or cure.
Promising Drug Treatment for Alzheimer’s Research
A drug treatment that was unveiled involved 856 patients with early Alzheimer’s indications. The medication they are developing showed the drug slowed the progression of the disease by upwards of 30%. This progress shows that there’s hope in Alzheimer’s research.
People that exercise are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Even more promising than that, the fittest people, those who exercise regularly, are as much as 90% less likely to develop the disease. While the study does not show the correlation between exercise and Alzheimer’s, the findings add to a large body of research that prove exercise can preserve brain cells, prevent Alzheimer’s, or at least delay it.
Eating a good, varied diet has been shown to help with a number of things that can make you healthier and live longer, but some research suggests that certain diets can, in fact, help prevent Alzheimer’s. Specifically, a combination of both the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). These diets are focused on eating a variety of leafy greens, healthy oils (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.), fish, like salmon, and berries. While there are more options than just those listed, the idea is that food rich in vitamins and nutrients can actually provide a nutrient-rich environment for the brain, thus reducing the loss of brain connections and cells.
Alzheimer’s Research Conclusion
With a huge amount of research happening, be it new treatments, possible cures, or more information, the future of Alzheimer’s disease does look promising. While we wait for effective drugs to treat, prevent, or cure, changing your diet and exercise to live a healthy and active lifestyle is the best defense.
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