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Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors & Treatment

What is 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 is 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. 

Causes of Alzheimer’s 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

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

Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

  1. Over 65 years old
  2. Family History

Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

ASTR treats Alzheimer’s disease in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points,  fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for Alzheimer’s disease.

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