Medications may temporarily improve or slow the progression of symptoms. These treatments can sometimes help people with Alzheimer's disease maximize function and maintain independence for a time. Different programs and services can help support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.
Besides medication, a number of risk factors for Alzheimer's can be modified, such as lifestyle, learning and social engagement and so on, and they tend to play a significant role in AD’s progression or prevention – it’s up to what you do.
Evidence suggests that changes in diet, exercise, and habits, steps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, may also lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other disorders that cause dementia.
Currently, there are already many studies proving that multidomain lifestyle-based interventions (nonpharmacological interventions) helped cognitive performance in patients at risk of dementia versus regular health advice.
Other options: Caregiver
Besides, caregiver interventions are an important component of overall care of AD, and continued support for caregivers is instrumental in treating Alzheimer’s disease holistically [3,4]: As of 2017, 48% of caregivers were unpaid while caring for a spouse, parent, or family member. Dementia caregivers tend to provide more extensive assistance as the disease progresses, with an emphasis on self-care and mobility. The care required of family members can result in increased emotional stress and feelings of depression.
On the other hand, studies have also shown that preserved thinking skills later in life and a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease are associated with participating in social events, reading, dancing, playing board games, creating art, playing an instrument, and other activities that require mental and social engagement.
Therefore, learn new things, play some games, practice and stimulate your thinking skills, and you can also achieve connecting socially through doing this.
Brain Improvement Game
Research proves that brain-stimulating activities and habits can help stave off Alzheimer’s. Engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as reading, writing and playing games can improve brain and cognitive health. Exercising your brain can help prevent beta-amyloid deposits from developing. These are the destructive proteins that have become the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Experts say that stimulating the brain can also stimulate the senses. Triggering sensory responses helps us stay engaged and pay attention. Let's try the following brain-stimulating activities to make a difference in Alzheimer’s care and prevention.