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10 Facts about Alzheimer's & Other Brain Diseases
Jun 6, 2018 by Matt Auker
Senior Caregiver Services provided by Comfort Keepers of Altamonte Springs, FL
10 Facts about Alzheimer’s & Other Brain Diseases
Most care providers offer all kinds of senior caregiver services, one of which is taking care of Alzheimer’s sufferers. As this is a progressive brain disease, taking care of the patients isn’t easy. But, perhaps these 10 Alzheimer’s disease facts can help.
- Sometimes the genes are to blame. In some cases, the cause of Alzheimer’s disease lies in genetic factors.
- More often, people’s lifestyle is to blame. It’s proven that some lifestyle changes can have a great impact on prevention of this disease. For example, the seniors who eat healthily and avoid smoking and drinking too much are less likely to end up suffering from Alzheimer’s.
- Exercising can help prevent Alzheimer’s. It’s all because exercising increases the blood flow in the brain, thus supplying it with more oxygen.
- Watching TV increases the risk of Alzheimer’s. This is the only leisure activity that’s actually bad for the brain. It’s because it’s a passive activity, in which the brain doesn’t have to get involved too much.
- Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top 10 causes of death in the US. Furthermore, it’s also the only disease from the top 10 which can’t be slowed down.
- Alzheimer’s disease kills more seniors than some types of cancer. Actually, this brain disorder causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined.
- Women are affected by the Alzheimer’s more commonly than men. About two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s sufferers in the United States are women.
- Over 15 million caregivers provide senior caregiver services to Alzheimer’s patients. That number is much bigger worldwide.
- Scientists still haven’t found the cure for Alzheimer’s disease. There aren’t many diseases that are still impossible to treat, or at least slow down. The best way to help is to have help and our senior caregiver services can help.
- June is the National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in the United States.
To show their support for the battle against this brain disease people wear the color purple. But, if you want to really make a contribution, you are welcome to spread the word about this disease, telling people about the 10 Alzheimer’s disease facts you’ve just learned.
For more information on how our senior caregiver services are able to help your senior loves ones with Alzheimer’s disease please call us to talk one of caregiver specialist.