The risk for Alzheimer’s disease or a similar type of dementia is higher for people who have a family history as genetics puts people at a higher risk of developing it. This is a thing to worry about. Adults who have lost a loved one to this disease know firsthand how tough it can be. Although researchers haven’t been successful in determining the real cause behind Alzheimer’s disease, or if genetics may play a role, they do believe diet and lifestyle are important for Alzheimer’s prevention.
If you have senior family members suffering from mobility issues or memory problems or if you suddenly notice signs that are indicative of the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is better to consider going for a senior living option such as an assisted living facility. Being a resident of the Phoenix region in Arizona, you can book a suite at the acclaimed Anthem Senior Living. It is an award-winning Anthem assisted living facility in the region which comprises of some of the most experienced caregivers.
There are no “superfoods” for that matter, consuming which can prevent Alzheimer’s. As per scientists, a healthy diet may help you avoid type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol which is important because a growing amount of research seems to indicate a link between these conditions and Alzheimer’s disease.
Following a well-balanced diet may help prevent or delay the progression of Alzheimer’s. Read on to know more:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids– When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, research on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids aren’t conclusive but as per some small studies, it may slow the decline associated with the disease. Fatty fish, such as sardines, tuna, and halibut, are linked to better heart health.
Vegetables– Leafy green and cruciferous vegetables are believed to help control blood sugar and prevent type 2 diabetes and some of the foods to include into your daily diet are kale, spinach, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, romaine, and cabbage.
Fruits– Consuming a few fruits like berries, melon, plums and oranges can prove to be highly beneficial for your health as the antioxidants and flavonoids in them have high fiber content that can help prevent cancer. They also help protect cognitive function. As per research, women who consume high amounts of berries can delay cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years.
Oils- Use olive oil for cooking and in salad dressings because other types of oils often contain saturated fats.
Spices– Scientists believe that preventing inflammation can avoid Alzheimer’s. Turmeric and cinnamon are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties. You can add cinnamon to your morning coffee or can sprinkle it on your oatmeal. You can use turmeric in smoothies, scrambled eggs, soups, and more.
Hope, our tips will be beneficial for you. Delicious, well-balanced meals are a part of everyday life at Anthem Senior Living. We make it easy to eat a healthy diet on the part of our senior residents.
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