Alzheimer’s Disease and Nutrition: Can It Help?
Every year during the month of November we recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in an effort to shed more light on the condition. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, A.D. is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. As more information is gathered, it’s been discovered that two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are women, and African-Americans are two times as likely to develop the disease over our white counterparts.
A disorder leading to physical and chemical changes in the brain, A.D. causes the brain’s nerve cells to
become destroyed, and reduces its ability to communicate with parts of the brain. The most common
symptoms include difficulty remembering and concentrating, and over time can lead to memory loss, depression, anxiety, disorientation and hallucinations. Loss of control over physical functioning occurs in the later stages.