“Senior moments” are signs that your brain and body need additional support, regardless of your age.
Dementia is a general term for diminished mental ability that is serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s, in comparison, is a degenerative brain disease that involves complex changes and cell death within the brain. It makes up 60-80% of dementia cases12.
The following are the top 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
It is important to recognize signs of cognitive decline so you can focus on regenerating and protecting your brain. These symptoms – and other issues related to cognitive decline – do not mean you have or will develop Alzheimer’s in the future. But they do indicate that your brain is not functioning at peak capacity. Optimal cognitive function depends on multiple factors, including efficient detoxification of toxins, anti-inflammatory therapies, and maximum antioxidant activity. Any impairments in these areas can deprive the brain of nutrition, fuel neuroinflammation, and damage neurons and brain cells
Stay tuned for part 2 – There’s Hope: Things you can do now to be proactive