Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Understanding Alzheimer's and Tips For Your Mental Health"

Alzheimer's is a disease that slowly devastates the mental, emotional, and in its final stages, the physical functions as well. You will most likely notice a change in personality, recent memory loss, problems with language, or general disorientation in yourself or your loved ones. Although, there is no cure for Alzheimers, there are effective and very necessary steps you can take towards a prolonged, quality of life. Here are some tips and natural healing methods that can perhaps slow down the progression of Alzheimer's.

  • Be sure to keep your visits with your physician (ND or MD), They can help in many ways.
  • Make sure to seek a Nutritional Counselor to help plan meals that will be beneficial to you.
  • Explore brain support herbal supplements and foods.
  • Exercise Regularly with a friend or loved one, exercise helps form new brain cells.
  • Cognitive Exercise, exercising the mind helps to slow the progression of this disease and helps to retain the memory.
  • De-stress the Mind and Body with Prayer and/or Meditation, stress will only make things worse.
  • Counseling will help you to cope with the reality.
  • Do not avoid or hide from the fact that you have Alzheimer's, it's nothing to be ashamed of. Getting help prolongs your quality of life...ignoring it can make things worse and it keeps you from giving this disease a good fight. 
- Helpful Nutritional, Herbal, and Supplements-
  • Huperzine A: Slows memory loss without side effects.
  • Phosphatidylserine: Boost Mental Clarity
  • Vitamin E: Regenerate Brain Cells
  • Coenzyme Q10: Protects Mental Energy
  • Ginkgo: Maximizes Blood flow to the brain and protect neuron from free radicals.
  • DHA: A necessary Fat building block for the brain that helps Alzheimer patients retain brain function.
  • Fish: Cold water fish is great for Neurons-they are Rich in Omega 3's, which can help protect the brain cells.  ex: Salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel.
  • Eat Whole Organic Foods.
  • Drink Purified Water, Distilled, or Spring water.
  • Vitamin B: complex: Is a great nerve supporter.
  • Vitamin C: Concentrates in the brain tissue which helps key brain chemicals like dopamines.


  1. Thanks for the info. These will really help everyone who read this understand that AD makes it difficult for seniors to convey the whatever physical changes or discomfort they feel. People around older adults, especially those with Alzheimer's disease, should be more sensitive to the changes and needs of these seniors.

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