It is believed by scientists that for most people the cause of alzheimer’s is a combination of lifestyle, environmental, & genetic factors. Alzheimers is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, meaning it is a degeneration of the nervous system, in particular the neurons ( nerve cells ) in your brain. It is caused by the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around the brain cells and over time this leads to progressive cognitive impairment and distinct neuronal lesions in the brain.
Alzheimer’s disease is like a conflict in your brain, causing brain fog.
Chronic stress or your chronic elevated glucocorticoid levels which are your stress hormones have a negative impact of the onset and progression of alzheimer’s disease.  Stress drives disease and disease causes stress! So it seems inevitable that when you are under extreme stress and suffer from the signs & symptoms of A.D that it is only a matter of time before you are diagnosed with A.D or other diseases that are linked to developing A.D.
Here are some risk factors that are linked to developing A.D;
Early life events, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke & high blood pressure. Deterioration of memory & learning abilities leading to mild cognitive impairment.  The most important risk factor for A.D is age related. Only 10% of people under the age of 60 that have A.D could have possibly inherited a genetic link, ApoE4 gene which is a fat-binding protein.
Research has linked air pollution, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation to alzheimer’s as a risk factor.
Let’s take a look at the signs and symptoms of alzheimer’s disease;
Mood & personality changes
Poor decision making
Vision problems including identifying colors & contrasts, distance reading & driving
Misplacing things
Inability to plan or solve problems
Difficulty with memory and remembering things that just happened
Losing track of time & date or where you are or how you got there
Struggling with conversation, repetitive stories, or calling things the wrong name
Having trouble with the completion of familiar everyday tasks
Withdrawal from work or social activities.
By addressing stress-related symptoms you can improve your quality of life.
Tips on how to keep active and involved when you have alzheimers:
Take one step at a time; for example, making a meal, includes planning, collecting the ingredients, chopping, cutting mixing, cooking and time. Think about each step, one at a time, can you get someone to help you? Can you use frozen vegetables rather than fresh? Remember to eat a healthy well balanced diet.
Use calendars and diaries, or post it notes to help remember appointments, outings or events.
Keep things simple when doing an activity and dont push yourself too hard. Take things at your own pace, and don’t worry if some things are difficult.
Pick a good time and give yourself more time to do it when you feel well enough and up to doing it. Stop if you feel tired or ill.
Dont be too hard on yourself. You may find it takes much longer to do things as well as you did before. Can you get some help and support with this?
Keep doing the activity if you enjoy it even if it is hard to adjust to these changes.
Try to reduce background noise and clutter. Or go somewhere quieter if it helps you to focus and enjoy an activity, and make more time to relax.
Be sure to attend regular checkups with your eyesight and hearing so you can continue to enjoy your chosen activities.
If you are finding things difficult like cooking, getting dressed, showering or moving around then tell someone or talk to your doctor as they can refer you to an occupational therapist or get some home help. This will help you stay independent for longer.alzheimer's-disease-and-stress
Get regular exercise, for for a walk or swim, or do energetic tasks around the home or in the garden.
Keep your brain active , try reading, do quizzes, or a puzzle or enjoy something else that stimulates your mind.
Try to sleep well, avoid having stimulants just before bedtime like tea, caffeine, and alcohol.
Stay socially active, make the effort to enjoy time with family and friends, or do a little voluntary work, or join in with social group activities or church.
Have your pharmacist help with getting a labelled pill dispenser so you can remember to take your medication.
Music therapy has been shown to provide stress relief and slow cognitive loss in people with alzheimers.
Alzheimers is a rollercoaster, there are surprises at every turn.  It delivers changes and challenges at every turn. There are times if violent and aggressive behavior and memory loss. Please understand that this is part if alzheimer’s and it’s okay. Somethings are outside of cognition, even when memory fails in later stages of alzheimers, selfhood remains.
In my research studies suggest that magnesium deficiency can lead to specific impairments in emotional memory. And that both very low and very high levels of magnesium may be linked to alzheimer’s disease.
Magnesium is essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system on a cellular level.  Evidence suggests that magnesium levels were low in serum and brain tissue of alzheimer’s patients in clinical, experimental, and autopsy studies. Now that we know more about stress and alzheimer’s and the links to magnesium in alzheimer’s, it would be a really good reason to stock up on magnesium oil spray from Lynnys herbal pain relief shop.