Alzheimer’s Disease Natural Remedies

Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of Dementia which describes a set of symptoms that include memory loss and difficulties with thinking. It is a progressive disease which means that the symptoms can develop gradually for several years which then result in a gradual death of brain cells. The exact cause of the Alzheimer’s disease is unknown but an increase of age, head injuries and lifestyle choices have been proven to increase the chances of developing the condition.

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However it is possible to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by living a brain healthy lifestyle which includes these six key elements.


1. Exercise

The benefits of exercise are widely researched. It can not only help you to lose weight but can also help combat health conditions and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Being active increases the good cholesterol and decreases the bad cholesterol which keeps your blood flowing smoothly and decreases the risks of cardiovascular diseases as well as strokes, diabetes and depression. It not only prevents various diseases, including Alzheimer’s but also improves your emotional health mood as it releases a hormone known as endorphins which causes you to feel happy and can lift your mood. Exercise does not have to be time consuming or a chore as making simple changes such as using the stairs instead of the lift and parking the car further away can be made. Regular exercise can also boost your energy and make you feel less tired in the day.


2. Eating Healthy

Just as your body needs exercise to build muscles, your brain needs nutrients to operate to its fullest. Researchers believe that the glial cells help remove debris and toxins from the brain that can contribute to the Alzheimer’s disease. Healthy food such as ginger, green tea, fatty fish, soy products, and blueberries can all help protect these cells from damaging. As well as incorporating these foods into your diet, try to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. Also try to reduce your consumption of full fat dairy products, red meat, fast food, fried foods, packaged and processed foods. Eat regular meals across the day and avoid having one main meal so that your brain gets all the nutrients from nutritious foods it needs across the day.


3. Mental Stimulation

People who regularly stimulate and challenge their brain reduce the risk of getting the Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Make it a point to stimulate your brain everyday.  There are various ways you can do this. You could learn something new, such as a foreign language, a musical instrument or even sign language. Or you could enjoy brain teasers, crosswords and board games. If puzzles are not your thing, then simply keeping a journal of your daily experiences can give your brain a great work out and will give you the ability to form and retain cognitive associations. The Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia are both a brain disease and therefore keeping your brain active is a fundamental part is helping you to prevent obtaining the disease.


4. Quality Sleep

In order for your brain to function at the optimum capacity, your brain needs regular and restful sleep. Being tired affects your ability to think, problem solve and cognitive development. An adult human being needs at least eight hours of sleep per night. If a person is unable to get this, then their productivity and creativity suffers. There are certain rituals that you can establish for yourself that can ensure a good night’s sleep. For example, you could have a hot bath before you go to bed, read a book or simply dim the lights at a set time every night, all to increase your chances of a good night’s sleep.


5. Stress management

Stress can take a huge toll on your brain creating shrinkage in the memory area of the brain known as hippocampus and it can stop nerve cells growing. Life can be extremely stressful and it is something that all of us have to encounter. We all need balance and harmony in our lives even though it is not always possible to be stress free, it is possible to manage the stress we are in. Each day to achieve mental and emotional health you should try to relax for at least 30 minutes. You can do this through meditation or by watching television. Whatever you choose to do, it is about giving your brain the chance to rest from all the stresses that you may be feeling under even if it is only for a short period. This short period of rest for your brain can help the brain to recover and work at its highest level, helping you to feel energized also.


6. Active social life.

Human beings are well known for being social creatures and it is important to keep our brains active and healthy. There are many ways that you can have an active social life, such as becoming a volunteer, joining a book club, or meeting a friend once a week. Having an active social life can help keep your brain stimulated which in turn keep it active and healthy preventing Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.



The Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible illness that progressively gets worse over several years. As a healthy person, sometimes we may misplace our car or house keys and the frustration is minimal to the frustration we would feel if we were to forget our family members, where we lived or to even how to swallow our food. What makes this illness even worse is the fact that the person with Alzheimer’s disease has complete insight into what is happening to them making them feel scared, confused and alone. Therefore living a brain healthy lifestyle and trying to prevent or slow down obtaining the illness is crucial to a healthy happy life. The six key elements are all small steps that one person can take to ensure that this cruel and wicked disease stays a bay, so be clever and don’t let Alzheimer’s take your brain, keep it for you!


James Kelly

High Wycombe, Western Australia, 6057


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