Heart Health and Alzheimer's Disease
Current treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia can slow the progression of the disease and can temporarily improve symptoms, but they cannot completely stop its progression or reverse its symptoms.
As our understanding of the disease progresses, so does our ability to treat it. While there are no guaranteed cures in the near future researchers and experts are cautiously optimistic that we may find some
Exercise Improves Heart and Brain Health
Regular exercise is beneficial to the heart and brain in both the long and short term. Short term, the brain is flushed with fresh blood, delivering fresh nutrients and clearing out waste products. Long term, exercise strengthens the heart enabling it to better keep your brain, and the other parts of your body, healthy.
Regular exercise has been shown to have a major reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Smoking Damages the Brain and Heart
It has been long known that smoking damages both the heart and brain, but recent evidence has emerged showing that smoking does more damage than previously believed.
In addition to the well-known brain shrinkage associated with smoking, smoking can also double your risk of developing Alzheimer's. Fortunately, many individuals see a significant improvement of their symptoms after quitting smoking.
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Diet Dramatically Affects Heart Health
Diet is closely linked to both heart and brain health. Changes in eating habits are believed to be one of the major factors contributing to the increasing rates of Alzheimer’s.
Diets low in sodium and high in healthy fats have been found to significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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