“Alzheimer’s May Be Helped with Increased Oxygen”
An estimated 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, which is one of the top 10 leading causes of death for which there is currently no cure or treatments to prevent or decelerate it. Alzheimer’s will claim 14 million victims by 2050. Incredibly, 1 in 3 seniors die with (not necessarily from) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other types of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that gradually destroys brain tissue and people’s ability to remember, think, communicate, and lead independent lives. It is the most common form of dementia. Of the 47 million people worldwide living with dementia, around 65% are thought to have Alzheimer’s disease. While deaths from other major causes are falling, deaths from Alzheimer’s are rising fast. From 2000 to 2014, deaths from heart disease—the number one killer—fell by 14%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s rose by 89%. To avoid development of Alzheimer’s, go heavy on fruits and vegetables and exercise at least three times a week for no less than thirty minutes. A new study has concluded that aerobic exercise may reduce AD symptoms and appears effective in decreasing caregiver distress. Epidemiological studies show that midlife exercise was associated with delayed AD onset.