“10 million new cases of dementia every year”
According to WHO (World Health Organization), around 50 million people have dementia worldwide, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.
“Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases. Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their carers, families and society at large.”
Coronavirus-19 and Alzheimer´s Disease
There is a great concern in regard to the effects of Coronavirus-19 on the physical and cognitive functions of individual that suffer dementia, as consequence their wellbeing will be affected and the carers and family will be overburden, leading to the need to enter full-time care prematurely. This will have very negative consequences on families, carers and the expenses will increase. (The Lancet, October 03, 2020, Minimising long-term effect of COVID-19 in dementia care).
“Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors figure prominently into the development of Alzheimer’s disease”
There are some studies that have shown the virus can impact cardio-respiratory centres, as well as the blood and blood vessels. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors figure prominently into the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
A good blood circulation will provide the nutrients that our brain needs.
Mind and brain work together, our physiological and psychological aspects are related.
Between many factors the Aluminium factor
Five to ten percent of people over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. A smaller percentage of those under 65 are affected with it. Strongly implicated in this dreaded disease is aluminium.
Aluminium is the commonest metal on the earth’s crust and, after oxygen and selenium, the most abundant element on earth. It comes in bauxite ore. Fifty years ago the widespread use of this metal became common. And for many more years, aluminium salts have been used for pickling vegetables. We now find it in tap water, antacids, antiperspirants, and many other places.
Dialysis patients go mad, have trouble talking, confusion, muscle spasms, become helpless, demented, bedridden, and die. The large amounts of tap water from cities using aluminium for flocculation procedures apparently caused these patients to have their difficulty. These patients routinely swallow large amounts of aluminium in antacids to prevent the build-up of phosphorus in their blood. Dialysis dementia is a common complication of dialysis. Aluminium attaches itself to blood protein and gains easy entry to the brain.
In Guam, soil and water is low in calcium and magnesium, and especially high in aluminium. There is much Lou Gehrig’s and Parkinson’s disease in Guam. Aluminium is high in the neurofibrillary tangles.
Only 12 to 25% of aluminium consumed seems to be absorbed. The daily intake of 22 mgs. seems to be average, although some get 100 times that amount! The excess is excreted in the urine. Plaques and tangles both occur in the neurons. The tangles and plaques are usually located in a critical area in the basilar nuclei. This is the cerebral activator, keeping the higher brain levels from falling asleep, etc., and is a rich source of acetylcholine (important for recent memory processing). Cats injected with aluminium directly into the brain showed behavioural changes similar to Alzheimer’s.
There are two mechanisms postulated for the increase in aluminium in certain individuals; an increase in uptake, possibly due to genetic influences, or an increased storage of aluminium. A second reason is that of a virus which can induce aluminium storage, or may be associated with aluminium storage to assist in the inflammatory process in some way.
This affliction often begins with inability to bring up words from the memory. If a person has as many as two 3 second pauses in conversation in one minute, it is an indication of beginning Alzheimer’s disease. Since fatigue and distractions can also be a factor causing pauses in conversation, the diagnosis has to be made with caution. Many other afflictions cause dementia, and it is wise not to place the label on afflictions of the mind until every possible avenue has been investigated to determine the cause of poor mental functioning. Once the disease was present mainly in the elderly, but we are seeing the disease more and more frequently in younger people, even beginning in the 30s and 40s.
Every experience and impression a person experiences are permanently recorded in some way in the brain; however, the recall of these recordings is often blocked by intervening happenings, by the ability of the brain to forget unpleasant impressions, and the capability of only certain thoughts or occurrences stimulating a chain of neurons in the brain which would communicate with those stored recordings.
The amount of attention a person pays to an event or thought, the degree of stress the person is experiencing, and the general health of the body, which also includes the health of the brain, can determine to a large degree the ability to recall. Persons who are preoccupied with their own thoughts, rather than with what is happening around them, will often feel they have a poor memory, when it is merely poor attention.
Causes of Alzheimer’s according to the general view or actual paradigm
“Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be caused by the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around brain cells. One of the proteins involved is called amyloid, deposits of which form plaques around brain cells. The other protein is called tau, deposits of which form tangles within brain cells.” (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/alzheimers-disease/causes/).
Evidenced Factors that contribute to develop Alzheimer’s
According to the last researches there are multiple factors, and all are related with lifestyle. Here we have some principle factors.
“On the right arc of the cycle, elevated stress exacerbates Alzheimer’s Disease, causing more rapid development of pathology and loss in cognitive function.” (Justice N. J. (2018). The relationship between stress and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of stress, 8, 127–133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ynstr.2018.04.002)
5. Lack of exercise
6. High blood pressure
What foods are linked to Alzheimer’s?
“White breads, pasta, processed meats and cheeses, all of these have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Some experts have even found that whole grain breads are as bad as white breads because they spike blood sugar, which causes inflammation.”
What can we do?
In this image a comparison is shown, on the left side we have what would be a normal and healthy brain, which receives a good blood supply that depends on a healthy lifestyle. On the right side we have a brain affected with Alzheimer’s, with low blood circulation. When the neurons in our brain do not have a good blood supply for any reason, they begin to die.
The principle causes and factors for Alzheimer’s are related with our lifestyle.
1. One of the most important things is to get the patient out-of-doors into nature for many hours a day. We have seen benefit with persons kept in the out-of-doors 8 to 10 hours daily. If they are capable of doing some exercise or useful labour out-of-doors, so much the better.
2. Exercise is one of the most important things discovered in working with persons with Alzheimer’s, both to delay the progression of the disease and to bring about some recovery of functioning. Do much exercising daily, out-of-doors if possible, but if not, in an indoor gymnasium, or with certain exercise equipment kept in one’s own home.
3. Diet: we recommend a complete vegetarian diet.
4. Supplements: coconut oil, B complex.
Testimony and experience of Dr. Mary Newport treating her husband with Alzheimer's disease effectively:
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Silvia Rojas Reyes
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“Healthy Lifestyle Matters in Prevention of Diseases” SRR