Thirty-five million people around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s. And this number’s going to skyrocket as the Baby Boom generation ages.
However, researchers are finding that how we live can have a major effect on our chances of getting it. And that seven conditions, in particular, may actually account for half of those 35,000,000 cases.
The implications are startling. This means that you can start to fight Alzheimer’s no matter how old – or young – you are!
Here’s the list of “The Dirty Seven”…
RISK 1 – LACK OF EXERCISE: The No.1 preventable factor with regard to Alzheimer’s is exercise… or, more precisely, lack thereof. So get your rump off the couch!
RISK 2 – DEPRESSION: About 15% of Alzheimer’s cases – or one in every seven – may stem from chronic depression. So if you’re suffering from long-term depression, you’re at much higher risk.
RISK 3 – SMOKING: If the possibility of lung cancer hasn’t yet scared you off, maybe this will – 11% of Alzheimer’s patients were smokers!
RISK 4 – HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: If your numbers are high, so is your chance of getting Alzheimer’s. Some 8% of Alzheimer’s patients had high blood pressure.
RISK 5 – OBESITY: America’s carrying around way too much weight. And some 7% of Alzheimer’s patients were overweight in mid-life.
RISK 6 – LOW LEVEL OF EDUCATION: If yo have a lower level of education, you have a higher chance of Alzheimer’s (7% of Alzheimer’s patients). But it’s never too late to start doing some mental gymnastics!
RISK 7 – DIABETES: Researchers say that 3% of U.S. Alzheimer’s patients have diabetes. So problems with blood sugar are a potential marker.
If you have a family member dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we can help. At The Law Offices of Alice Reiter Feld & Associates, we’re Elder Law attorneys. And we have one of the largest Alzheimer’s/Dementia Resource Centers in South Florida.
Over the past 33 years, we’ve walked thousands of families through the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Journey. And we’ve helped them prepare in advance for the possibility of it, as well… with comprehensive estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, long-term care planning, asset-protection plans, and assistance with Medicaid or the VA.
We know every step of the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Journey. And we’re just a phone call away.
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