Keeping Alzheimer’s Disease at Bay

Patterns: Treating Other Conditions May Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: April 15, 2011

Older people suffering from mild memory and cognition problems may be less likely to progress to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease if they receive treatment for medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, a new study has found.

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These findings from an international study show the importance of understanding the complex issues that impact the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is progressive disorder that is influenced by physical, psychological and social factors. AD is a disease experienced by the individual in more realms than just cognitive decline. In addition, AD is an experience that the entire family “not only witnesses but feels”. From recent longitudinal studies, one can take away an understanding of the value and importance of maintenance and preventive measures. It is never too early to implement strategies that can fend-off or delay the onset of the disease process. Early intervention is a crucial element influencing the outcome, depth and speed of the disease.  Individuals and families- at- risk have opportunities and solution-based scientific proven options to integrate into their life now.  In the year 2011, the diagnosis of AD is not a death sentence…there is life beyond diagnosis. For additional information and resources please contact us at: www.ageplan.com Dr. Force