A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is a significant fear for the vast majority of adults over the age of 50, as this memory-robbing illness continues to strike aging Americans at an ever increasing rate. The cost to care for Alzheimer's patients could eventually topple our failing medical insurance system as billions are needed to pay for caretakers and the medical needs of this skyrocketing population. Researchers are finding that the same natural lifestyle modifications that prevent heart disease are similar for preventing this insidious form of dementia.
Nutritional scientists have already confirmed a handful of potent compounds that retard or significantly delay the development of Alzheimer's, namely the curry spice tumeric, resveratrol extracted from red grapes and the omega-3 long-chain fat, DHA. A research team from London's Kingston University has uncovered evidence that lack of a particular form of vitamin D is associated with Alzheimer's disease. They have reported their findings in the journal, Current Alzheimer Research.