Memory Mondays: Early Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease
Looking for some ideas on early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease to stave off its effects? Many clinical research studies have recently explored preventing the onset of early Alzheimer’s disease through different interventions.
Some specific areas of prevention that may slow memory loss in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s include:
– Controlling modifiable risk factors, such as smoking
– Cognitive activities
– Diet and nutrition (especially due to an increase in evidence that shows diet changes promote brain health throughout Alzheimer’s progression)
– Lifestyle changes, including getting enough sleep
– Physical exercise
– Avoiding diabetes and high blood pressure
Above all, keep in mind that certain risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease cannot be controlled. Age, gender and genetics all play a role in the likelihood of Alzheimer’s, and no intervention can necessarily alter these risk factors.
In addition to behavioral, social and physical changes that may serve as early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease, consider incorporating these nutrients to your diet:
– Folic acid, B6 and B12
– Omega 3 fatty acids
– Vitamin D
The Future of Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease
There’s no one size fits all for early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease. Some means of prevention are geared toward keeping a person at high risk from progressing to early Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment, according to Alzheimers.net. Still others aim to prevent early Alzheimer’s from progression to later stages.
While researchers continue to study new interventions for Alzheimer’s disease, there exists a need for many more studies to learn which work best to prevent the onset and slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms.