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Alzheimer's disease begins an average of 30 years before the first symptoms. The accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain, the major mechanism thought to cause Alzheimer's disease, can even be seen in young adult brains.
Despite how awful Alzheimer's disease can be, people are in denial because they don't believe anything can be done, or that prevention can lead to positive outcomes. With current medical and scientific knowledge, the onset and progression of Alzheimer's can be delayed by an average of six years. This can allow the benefit of "Prevention through Delay" allowing people to live out their natural life without suffering from that disease.
The brain is divided into four main lobes: frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital. To generalize how the brain functions, the back half (the parietal and occipital) and back part of the temporal lobes; takes in and perceives the world. The front half of the brain integrates this information, analyzes it and decides what to do with it, and then executes the decision.
Dementing diseases start by affecting a very small part of the brain, usually in one location. This can take many years of brain damage before the first symptom appears. As long as there's only one symptom, this is classified as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). If the disease causing MCI is not diagnosed and treated, it will progress and affect other brain areas. As more damage accumulates, more symptoms will appear.
Alzheimer's disease and related disorders are progressive conditions with two or more impairments in mental skills that interfere with a persons ability to function in his/her usual manner; social, family, personal or professional life.
Alzheimer's disease can be delayed or even prevented
The cerebrum constitutes the largest part of the human brain. It is also known as the cortex and is responsible for performing a great number of important brain functions, including action and thought processing. The cerebrum is further subdivided into four different sections that have their own respective functions and are termed as lobes. The names of these lobes are; frontal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe and temporal lobe.
The cerebellum is known as the little brain and resembles the cerebrum for it has a highly folded surface and distributed in 2 hemispheres. This part of the brain is responsible for performing functions like balance, posture and coordination of movement. Even though the cerebellum is smaller in size, it contains more neurons than the entire brain itself. The cerebellum is located at the back of the brain stem and on top of the pons.
With the volumes of information known today about the risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's Disease it's now possible to address many of the risk factors and actually reduce or even halt the progression of the disease. With our base program we can zero in on many of the common insults to our brain that contribute to cognitive impairment and place a person on the proper path to improved brain health. It may be necessary to do further testing which requires extra costs.
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