Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common diseases of cognitive deterioration in mankind, because it is neurodegenerative, irreversible and progressive. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 60% and 70% of the population suffers from this dementia in the world.
This disorder slowly destroys memory and the ability to think, and can overwhelm you with difficulty performing simple tasks. In most people, the symptoms of this disease usually do not appear until the last moments of life.
However, Alzheimer’s disease can occur at a very young age, around 40 or 50, and detecting this disease at this age can be quite complicated since the symptoms can be attributed to stress. Additionally, doctors can generate conflicting diagnoses due to the different symptoms that Alzheimer’s disease can present with.
However, people who suffer from this disease at an early age can end up in any stage of dementia, i.e. early, middle or advanced.
According to several studies, one of the reasons that can generate symptoms of this degenerative disease at 30, 40 and 50 years of age can be due to genetics and is called “hereditary Alzheimer’s disease”.
In addition, there are signs or warning signs that could appear gradually and would be the key to an early diagnosis.
Here are some of the symptoms that could indicate a propensity for Alzheimer’s disease, according to the specialized portal better with health:
- everyday memory problems
- Difficulty solving problems
- Difficulty understanding pictures
Exercises to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
To read the press: This simple routine has many benefits, as it lets you know what time you are in and keeps future events and national and international happenings in your mind. That is why with this method it is possible to keep the mind awake.
Play the alphabet: every day it is important to train the brain with a simple game with the letters of the alphabet. Starting with A, the idea is to mark on a sheet of paper all the words that start with that letter and continue with the rest in alphabetical order.
Follow the schedule: it is advisable to know what day it is, this will allow you to organize and plan the activities of the week so as not to lose track of time.
Hold conversations: chatting on the phone, going out with friends, being with other people with people you know on a daily basis, keeps the brain active and healthy.
Play chess: This activity is perfect for achieving greater mental agility, and thus improving reasoning. In this sense, with chess, you practice the movements of each piece and learn to react more quickly to the actions of your opponent.
Balanced diet: a healthy diet allows it to be made up of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. All this in adequate proportions, in order to achieve the necessary energy for the brain.
Eliminate cigarettes and alcohol: According to the WHO, tobacco consumption is the cause of 14% of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide, which is why it is recommended to avoid the consumption of this harmful substance. Alcohol also significantly affects cognitive processes, as nerve cells can atrophy.
On the other hand, there are fruits and nutrients to prevent Alzheimer’s disease because the portal Home Health, Among the family of fruits, some stand out for their benefits for the brain and the functions performed by this vital organ., such as kiwi, blackberry, blueberries and strawberries, thanks to its antioxidant action.
Finally, to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, it is essential to ingest group B vitamins, says the Spanish Confederation of Alzheimer’s Disease. This group includes folate (B9) and vitamin B12, the deficiency of which can cause dementia-like symptoms.