Ways to prevent Alzheimer's Disease very early?

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   Posted 9/10/2013 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, my mother and father are currently 47 and 52 years old respectively , and I needed some help on my little situation. I want to make sure, or at least lower the risks of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Is there any good way to go about this? I want to try to help my parent's as much as I can, but how can I do it in a way without offending or worrying them? They don't really exhibit any of the symptoms of one with dementia would experience, but I really want to prevent anything from happening to begin with.

I just wanted to know if there were any ways I could go about the situation so I can guarentee them healthy senior years.

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   Posted 9/11/2013 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, heck that is really very sweet! I'm 55, but don't show any signs yet of dementia. My mother has dementia, and was a huge crossword puzzle person, an accountant, and loved things like Wheel of Fortune. She never forgot a birthday or a date...she was amazing. The only thing I feel she was lacking was nutrition because she ate very small portions and was thin all of her life. Never reached 100 lbs. She never ate fruits or veggies. You might want to google more information on ways to prevent Alzheimers or dementia. I know Dr. Oz has some good tips on his website. Take care, and again...very sweet of you to think about your parents welfare! 

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   Posted 9/12/2013 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
There is really is no guarantee that they will even get it. Your parents can very well live to a very old age with their mind intact. But here is a website that can be helpful:

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   Posted 10/27/2014 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
There are foods you can eat that help to prevent Alzheimers - LOTS of omega 3 foods - hemp seeds, chia seeds, wild caught salmon, avocados, coconut oil are all really great sources of omega 3 fats. You really can't overdo these.

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   Posted 10/28/2014 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Avoid toxins and eat a healthy diet. Stay away from process foods, fast food, and GMO food. The raw fruits and vegetables have the vitamins and minerals we need to prevent disease. Get exercise everyday to keep the blood circulating. Get proper sleep so the body can repair itself. Prayer and meditation to relieve the stress. You should be able to avoid all disease.

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   Posted 10/29/2014 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Get their blood levels of vitamin D tested. They don't have to know that it is a precaution against Alzheimer's. Google “vitamin D heart disease”, “vitamin D cancer” or vitamin D anything. You could tell them that it is for their general health.


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   Posted 10/30/2014 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
There are new studies coming out linking alsheimers disease to oxidative stress caused by free radical damage
Here is one of the studies http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9850931/

Antioxidant rich foods like dark green leafy veggies are proven to reduce free radicals and there is even a new antioxidant supplement called protandim that causes the body to create antioxidant enzymes that will reduce free radicals at a much higher rate than antioxidants alone. My grandmother has been taking this supplent for a few months now and her memory has dramatically improved. I can only imagine how much better off she could have been if she could have been taking this for a longer period of time. Prevention is the best medicine :)

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   Posted 10/30/2014 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Found a good article explaining the various herbs and spices which protect the brain. I put turmeric at the top of the list.


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   Posted 11/5/2014 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Some recent research is starting to uncover the benefits of St John's Wort for the prevention and treatment of Dementia and AD. Scientists are still very early in the discovery process, but given there are very few substances providing hope so far, it's an interesting avenue to consider. St John's Wort has helped me considerably for many other conditions, and I have not noticed any visible detrimental side effects. Beware, however of possible interactions with other drugs, and read about them before trying SJW.


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   Posted 11/6/2014 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
There are studies showing low levels of vitamin D are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Most people are low in vitamin D. I thought my level was fine. I was eating salmon and taking Cod liver oil. I had my level checked and it was 19 ng/ml. The recommended level is 30 - 90 ng/ml. I started taking 5000 IU a day and spending 10 min in front of a sun screen and got my level up to 72 ng/ml. The only way to know if you are deficient is to get the test.


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   Posted 12/8/2014 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
My strategy is to

1. Get tested for Sleep Apnea

2. Get tested for the APOE genes. 23andme offers the testing for a reasonable rate. You can run the data file via Promethease and it will tell you if you have it.

3. Take antioxidants and Vitamin D.

4. Exercise (even gentle exercise).

5. If you have diabetes, or other inflammatory or blood vessel diseases, control them well.
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