Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that damages brain cells and affects how we think, speak, and interact with other people.  It’s the most common cause of dementia which is a group of brain disorders that cause a decline in memory and the reduced ability to perform daily activities.  Alzheimer’s disease its the fifth leading cause of death among adults over age 65 in the United States.  Age increases the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease although it is rare to get it before the age of 60.  A family history of alzheimer’s raises the risk of getting the disease.  There are no specific known causes of Alzheimer’s but studies have found that people who are more sedentary than physically active people are more likely to develop it.  Research has also found that increased cardio respiratory fitness may help prevent brain atrophy.  

 

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Memory changes
  • Trouble making decisions, especially in planning or problem solving
  • Misplacing items and declining ability to retrace steps
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Withdrawal from social interactions and activities 
  • Difficulty finding the right words when speaking or writing

 

Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Age
  • Family History

 

Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving inflammation and pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.