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How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Related Memory Loss

How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Related Memory Loss – There are many types of dementia, some of which are preventable and others that are not. Conditions that are considered genetically driven, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and brain tumors, lead to degeneration and loss of nerve connections and cells within the brain that result in the decline in cognitive abilities such as memory, reasoning and problem solving. But no matter the cause there are ways to slow the rate of dementia and Alzheimer’s related memory loss. The key is acting early. Most types of dementia are progressive. The earlier you seek help the more successful you will be at preventing memory loss.

Even in the case of Alzheimer’s disease, thought by most to be completely incurable, evidence suggests that the progression of the disease is impacted by factors within our control, most notably the proper control of our blood sugar levels. Finding the cause of memory loss can help you and your health care providers determine the best means of preventing further memory decline. Certain types of depression lead to ‘pseudo-dementia’, which can be treating with great success. Even age-related memory loss can be impacting quite successfully with the appropriate nutritional, exercise, stress management and Brain Training methods.

Recognizing Early Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

If you recognize the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia you can be proactive in preventing memory loss. If you or someone you know is struggling to find the right words, regularly misplacing common everyday items, overreacting (or underreacting) to situations, getting lost in familiar surroundings, or having extreme difficulty with simple tasks such as balancing the checkbook, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease may be suspected. Disinterest in formerly pleasurable activities and a decrease in the sense of smell are also telltale signs that one’s brain function may be declining. Helping those with memory loss as soon as possible.

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How to Prevent Dementia  & Memory Loss through Brain Training

APEX offers Brain Training for memory loss prevention. We understand the mechanisms of memory loss well and use specific diagnostic and training procedures to help anyone, even those with dementia, to Build a Better Brain. Through brain mapping, cognitive testing and other brain assessments, we design a Brain Training program customized to help you retain your memory, or possibly even improve it. Furthermore, Brain Training for memory loss may include neurofeedback, transcranial magnetic stimulation, Interactive Metronome training. Specific brain and body exercises and nutritional support, among many other modalities.

Foods and Supplements to Support Memory Retention

To support a healthy brain and memory, it is good practice to avoid processed and refined foods. Minding your calorie intake is critical. A great first step is to develop an ‘eat to live’ philosophy instead of a ‘live to eat’ strategy. Eating a sensible diet of real, live, or whole foods is logical. The first step towards Building a Better Brain and preventing memory loss.

The lists of brain foods or ‘superfoods’ that are reputed to prevent memory loss are long. One needs to exercise caution when claims for products or foods are seemingly too good. To be true and some simple advice will go a long way towards eating for a healthy brain.

Also consider a full metabolic and nutritional assessment to see if dietary changes can help you see improvement in your memory, or in other areas of health.

Exercise for Brain Health

Memory loss prevention is only one of the reasons that exercise is good for our brains. Exercise encourages new nerve cell growth in parts of the brain that facilitate memory and learning. Also improves blood supply and fuel delivery to already existing brain pathways and regions. Exercise simply makes us smarter and is considering by many to be the best memory loss treatment on the market.  How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Related Memory Loss!

Dr. Michael S. Trayford is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and Neurofeedback Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the practice of advanced functional neurology. He is one of the most highly sought-after brain rehabilitation specialists because of the life-changing outcomes his patients consistently experience. After over a decade in private practice and working alongside other pioneers in the field, Dr. Trayford developed his multimodal intensive brain training and rehabilitation program built around the science of Neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to learn and grow dependent upon the stimulation it receives from its environment. He later founded APEX Brain Centers to combine his ground-breaking rehabilitation approach with a unique patient and caretaker-centered care model. Under Dr. Trayford’s leadership, APEX Brain Centers has successfully treated thousands of patients and earned the reputation of a world-renowned brain training and rehabilitation practice. Since its inception, Dr. Trayford has been a leader of the Brain Training revolution treating patients worldwide. In addition, he is a published journal contributor and international lecturer. His experience with various patients of all ages and neurological conditions has given him a unique perspective on brain health and human performance. He is also well-versed in collaborating with other health care professionals, making him an invaluable asset to any care team. Dr. Trayford was awarded the Functional Neurologist of the Year distinction by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, where he is a proud member and conference lecturer. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Dementia Society of America and the Board of Directors for the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research. He is also a servant leader who has dedicated his adult life to serving multiple communities through Rotary International and other notable causes. When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Trayford usually reads or researches anything related to the brain, human performance, and leadership. He also loves spending time outdoors with his wife Denise, their two daughters, and dogs in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichaeltrayford/

4 Comments

  1. Tara Jones on March 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I find it so encouraging that dementia can be prevented! You talk about how early intervention yields the best results. I’m in my mid-20s and don’t have any signs of dementia yet, but both of my grandmothers have dementia so I’m worried that I’ll end up with it too. Is it too early for me to start doing preventative routines like brain training and getting regular metabolic and nutritional assessments?

    • Dr. Michael Trayford on March 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      It is never too early to start preventive/pro-active measures, whether diet, exercise, stress management, etc. related. The earlier the better!!!

  2. Tara Jones on March 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I find it so encouraging that dementia can be prevented! You talk about how early intervention yields the best results. I’m in my mid-20s and don’t have any signs of dementia yet, but both of my grandmothers have dementia so I’m worried that I’ll end up with it too. Is it too early for me to start doing preventative routines like brain training and getting regular metabolic and nutritional assessments?

    • Dr. Michael Trayford on March 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      It is never too early to start preventive/pro-active measures, whether diet, exercise, stress management, etc. related. The earlier the better!!!

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