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Alzheimer's ambush


Researchers predict that we will be witness spreading the Alzheimer's disease very soon in the elderly due to obesity increasing in the world. When you show her family photo albums, she tells you many memories of the past vividly but at the same time she asks you about your name when you are so enthusiastic about having her recovered. She has Alzheimer’s.

Some elderly are suffering from Alzheimer’s and when you see them you get worried that maybe you are going to have this disease too. This is a real concern that scientists have tried to answer this question.

English researchers have discovered a new study in obese that they are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than the others. The researchers say that the increasing number of obese people in the population, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will increase in the future. UK Alzheimer's Association estimates that over the next 50 years, 5/2 million people in this country because of obesity will be suffering from Alzheimer's.

•Alzheimer's spreading in the world

Researchers believe that fat people with a proper diet, exercise and reducing blood pressure are able to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Currently 700 thousand people are suffering from dementia disease only in the UK. It is interesting to note that, aging is the most important factor that increases a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, from all the factors that make a person more prone to have dementia. On the other hand, with the advancement of medical science and health care, life expectancy has increased in most countries And since the number of elderly in these countries is increasing the number of people with Alzheimer's is increasing all over the world.

The researchers say that the lifestyle plays a significant role in preventing Alzheimer's. Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

You may want to know how these factors increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in people. These factors cause damage brain vascular. The brain vascular damage and inadequate blood supply to the brain cells, eventually lead to the death of brain cells and the risk of Alzheimer's.

•Heart disease and dementia

Professor Clive Ballard, Director of UK Research, Alzheimer's Society says:

“Obesity is one of the most important factors that will put you at risk for Alzheimer's” People who are obese at the age of 60, at the age of 75 being at risk of Alzheimer's is doubled for them than the others.

So if the associations that they are in charge of health are not concern enough and be careless about giving warnings to elderly, In the close future we will see an increasing number of people who have Alzheimer's. Professor Clive Ballard says: “Many research studies have found that with regular exercise and constant physical activities and a healthy diet, the risk of having Alzheimer's is significantly less.”

The researcher believes that by using these methods, the Alzheimer's disease will be delayed five years or more.

Alzheimer's disease would disorder all abilities of the elderly, and will involve all family members. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease in medical science until now, but doctors say that with the correct way of living and have a healthy life the risk of Alzheimer's can be reduced significantly.

Professor Jeremy Pearson, director of the British Heart Association says: “The same factors that increase a person's risk of heart disease; also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.” This researcher believes that if you avoid of those factors that make you susceptible to heart disease, you can be safe from brain vascular disease and dementia in old age.

•Recommendations of England Alzheimer Society

You may want to know what is a healthy life style. As a middle-aged or elderly people you should be avoiding of what and do what to stay away from Alzheimer's?

UK Alzheimer's Association has summarized how to Prevent Alzheimer's with having a healthy lifestyle in a short statement:

- Do not smoke.

- Eat less fatty and salty foods and instead eat more vegetables and fruits.

-Do Regular exercise and physical activity.

- Be active and have dynamic social relations with others and engage in communications.

- Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.

•Alzheimer's, literate and illiterate

Studies of Iranian scientists have shown that Alzheimer's threaten illiterate people more than educated. So it seems still by improving the way of life and better living conditions, people will be away from Alzheimer's.

Dr Maryam Norouzian says: “The results shows that people who have less than eight years of education are at risk for Alzheimer's more than the others.”

To improve brain function it should be used, continuous learning leads to increased brain power brain against Alzheimer's. Those who have very simple jobs and their activities have little to do with the use of their creativity and doing routine things, are more at the risk of Alzheimer's. The more your job requires the more thought, this is getting a protective factor against brain deterioration. The way of spending your spare time is effective, studies shows that people who spend many hours in front TV, than the elderly who spend his spare time doing activities such as reading and games like chess and artistic activities are more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's. On the other hand, the results of another study show that the progress of Alzheimer's disease is faster in people who have a higher education.

According to the BBC, a study was conducted on 312 patients with Alzheimer's disease, when the progress in educated patient reaches a critical level, reducing the activity of the brain is faster. According to the study, the researchers believe that Alzheimer's disease will progress faster in educated.

Salaamat newspaper





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