The clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are characterized by complex dementia such as memory impairment, aphasia, apraxia, agnosia, impaired visuospatial skills, executive dysfunction, and personality and behavioral changes. This is mainly observed in older people over 70 years of age (average 73 years for men and 75 years for women). A small number of patients recover quickly after a physical illness, fracture or mental agitation. There are more women than men (women:men 3:1).
Difficulty 1: Etiology unknown! The etiology of Alzheimer's disease is still unknown. According to current research, there are more than 30 possible factors and hypotheses for disease, such as family history, female gender, head trauma, low educational level, thyroid disease, maternal age too high or too low, viral infection, etc. Alzheimer's disease is called Alzheimer's disease, which begins before age of 65, and those who have it after age of 65, senile dementia.
Difficulty 2: Hidden Start! Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with an insidious onset and progressive development. Patients and their families often cannot determine when exactly disease begins. The disorder is likely to be a heterogeneous group of disorders with multiple factors, including biological and psychosocial factors, contributing to its onset.However, according to latest news, there are studies showing that regular consumption of berries, apples and tea can reduce risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life.
Scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts found that adults over 50 need to eat more flavonoid-rich foods to reduce their risk of dementia.
The study involved 2,800 people aged 50 years and older. It examined long-term association between consumption of foods containing flavonoids and risk of debilitating conditions affecting brain. Flavonoids are naturally occurring compounds found in a variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables such as pears, apples, berries, and onions, as well as plant-based beverages, including tea and wine.
Dark chocolate is another source of flavonoids.
Low flavonoid intake was associated with an increased risk of dementia, and those who did not consume large amounts of blueberries, strawberries or red wine were four times more likely to be diagnosed with dementia.
A research team has determined that a high intake of flavonoids is equivalent to more than seven cups of blueberries or strawberries, eight apples and pears, and 19 cups of tea per month.
Esra Shishtar, lead author, noted that drinking a cup of tea a day or a few cups of berries a week is enough to boost flavonoid levels. There is no cure for Alzheimer's and related diseases, but changing your diet is a step in right direction.
Conclusion -----Experts agree that disease prevention through a healthy diet is an important factor that Alzheimer's risk does start to increase after age 70, and feedback provided to us Post is that when you are approaching 50 years or more, if you have not yet begun to think about healthy eating, you should do it. ---- Timely prevention! ! !
This is why early prevention is so important!