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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Alzheimer’s: Neurologist’s Guidelines for Preventing It

Informative table on Alzheimer’s set up in Málaga. , mig fernandez

Reading, painting, cooking, exercising, eating a healthy diet, staying in touch with friends and family, and sleeping eight hours a day help prevent the disease.

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There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are several guidelines that help prevent the appearance of this neurodegenerative disease, which affects approximately 800,000 people in Spain; Among them, more than 15,000 in the province of Málaga. Despite the progression of this dementia, of which 40,000 new cases are diagnosed every year in our country, up to 30 percent of them are preventable. However, more than 50 percent of the population does not know how to do this, says Juan Fortea, coordinator of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) Behavioral and Dementia Study Group.

This expert gives a series of guidelines to avoid the appearance of this neurodegenerative disease whose World Day was observed yesterday, Wednesday. Thus, to protect yourself from Alzheimer’s, stay intellectually active, promote a good state of mind, maintain personal contact with friends and family, quit alcohol and tobacco use, exercise, keep a healthy weight, It is advised to follow a proper diet. Control diabetes and high blood pressure, correct hearing loss, avoid brain injuries and exposure to environmental pollution, and get eight hours of sleep.

In this regard, Dr. Fortea says: “By taking these measures, there will be a significant reduction in the impact of this disease both at the individual, family and societal levels. We are talking about a pathology that involves a lot of social and health expenditure, as it is estimated that the annual direct cost is around 40,000 Euros for each individual, and this affects not only the patient, but the entire family. also affects the nucleus. Care is needed that the sick need.

hearts and minds

Neurologist’s recommendations for Alzheimer’s prevention include reading a book or newspaper, painting, doing crafts, cooking, doing crossword puzzles, or studying a foreign language. It helps the brain to stay active. Similarly, it is advisable to control cardiovascular risk factors. Many studies link heart diseases to diseases affecting the brain. Therefore, if heart health is controlled, both the heart and the brain benefit.

It is also good to exercise regularly, both walking and sports. From the age of 65, it is recommended to walk daily. Similarly, it acts as a stop for interacting with other people, making new friends, meeting family. Another important issue is getting good sleep, as a restful sleep works to clear the toxins from the brain. Also you have to avoid stress. For this meditation and relaxation are advised.

For its part, the Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s in Málaga (AFA), chaired by Carmen López Carenc, established a table located in the Plaza de Felix Sanz, in which the population was informed about this neurodegenerative disease and the use of the test. To diagnose Alzheimer’s, provided by the Neurological Service of the Regional Hospital of Málaga.

Two treatments expected from monoclonal antibodies

The Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) is hopeful that perhaps we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. In late 2022 and 2023, the results of two new treatments based on the use of monoclonal antibodies will be known, which may make it possible to modify key pathophysiological processes of the disease. And that progress in the treatment of this neurodegenerative disease is slow; Since 2003, no new drugs have been approved in Spain that allow symptomatic improvement of Alzheimer’s.

Juan Fortea, coordinator of the Behavioral and Dementia Study, explains, “Alzheimer’s is a disease that is characterized by gradual and progressive loss and death of neurons, which leads to a decline in cognitive functions, altered functional ability, and causes great disability and dependence. She goes.” Group of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN). “And although the development of the disease follows a more or less predictable pattern, it varies from person to person and depends on the age at which it manifests itself, as well as genetics, lifestyle habits and many other factors. History of each patient as clinical.

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