It seems overwhelming to think about how to prevent Alzheimer’s in yourself or those you care about. But, there’s a lot of new research out there and some clarity into what directions to consider. It calls for hitting it from two directions.
The two-prong attack involves first-correcting insufficiencies in your body.
- Are you getting enough sleep?
- Enough estrogen or testosterone?
- How is your heart?
- Thyroid health?
- B-6, B-12 and folate levels?
- Enough Vitamin D, C or E?
- How about insulin? Is it too high?
- Level of bodily inflammation?
- Toxin levels?
The answers to these questions are unique to you, but correcting your body’s insufficiencies is the first of a two-prong attack to prevent cognitive decline. In other words, get as healthy as you can! A NYT bestselling book, The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen, is a good place to start.
The second prong is to slow aging and increase healthspan. It sounds like science fiction, but the latest research is showing you can do this with lifestyle, exercise, supplements and some specific prescription meds.
The NYT bestselling book, Lifespan by Dr. David Sinclair, makes some of the latest research in this area understandable with solid take-aways. Dr. Sinclair also has an eight-episode podcast by the same name that is helpful. It summarizes his book and research findings since it was published in 2019.
And finally, you can get the latest scientific information on preventing and reversing Alzheimer’s by going to the Cutting Edge Health: Preventing Cognitive Decline website, YouTube Channel or audio podcast.