Alzheimer’s Disease

beta glucanAlzheimer’s Disease can be incredibly scary, not only for the person who is going through it, but also for the people around them.

However, it doesn’t need to be.

When your health deteriorates, even if it is because of age, there are still things that you can do to help relieve the symptoms.

Even if you are the friend or family member of the person that has it, it is important to remember that there are also things that you can do to not only increase your understanding of what is going on, but to help with controlling symptoms and the health of the affected individual.

When disease attacks the brain there is no knowing how the individual affected will respond.

Sometimes they may understand what is going on, and actively try to pursue a ‘cure’, but other times they may be confused and not really understand what is going on.

It is during these times that the people around them and the people that they love are needed the most.

Unfortunately there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there has been a lot of improvement in slowing down deterioration in the past few years.

Some studies even suggest that coconut water could be a natural way of helping the individual with Alzheimer’s disease to reduce their levels of confusion and even lessen their rate that they deteriorate.

Of course, this hasn’t been proven yet, but it does offer some hope that a cure will be found in the future.

One of the main things you can do to help your friend/ family member who has Alzheimer’s is to be there for them.

When they say and do odd things, don’t question it.

When they mix up words or fall asleep in random places simply smile and wake them up gently if need be.

It’s an awful, awful disease, but there is support out there such as the Alzheimer’s Association in the USA or the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK.

Don’t be scared to get help.