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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
Thinking how to do
Yeah, that would be the issue with executive function and short term memory (which is not so much the trouble remembering, but the difficulty with the task that you experience).
Me too. Every task is so painstakingly hard, and long, and slow...and it is like that again the next time I do it too. Most days I am pretty patient with that, maybe I have just become used to it, but sometimes it is very ugg.
For me it is the figuring...figuring how to take what I know I need to do, and translate it into literal function.
Welcome to the board, there are some really wonderful people on here.
There are other things you can do to help slow down the course of this disease, including:
(1) Sticking as closely as you can to a Mediterranean diet (with wine and nuts), which has been shown to help prevent/delay the onset of AD, and also slow its progression. See:
Basically, it involves:
- High intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and cereals
- High intake of unsaturated fatty acids (mostly in the form of olive oil)
- Low intake of saturated fatty acids
- Moderately high intake of fish
- Low-to-moderate intake of dairy products (mostly cheese or yogurt)
- Low intake of meat and poultry
- A regular but moderate amount of ethanol, primarily in the form of wine and generally during meal.
To that, I would add eating a quarter cup of nuts every day -- quite a few studies have found they're very good for you.
Also, olive oil is very good for salad dressings etc, but not so much so for cooking especially at higher temps. Use canola oil for that, or a mix of the two. (I've seen plenty of products that contain olive and canola oils.)
Avoid hydrogenated fats and trans fats like the plague.
(2) Lots of physical exercise ... there is quite a bit of evidence it can help prevent/delay onset.
(3) Lots of exercise for the brain -- activities that involve learning something new. I've seen some reports that learning new things coupled with using a computer can be particularly helpful.
(4) Socialization, doing things with friends and family.
(5) Plenty of rest.
(6) NO SMOKING!!! and avoid air pollution as much as possible.
(7) Do whatever you can do to minimize stress.
Do keep coming here.
Nice to see you. How
is that dog of yours?
Last week grandma told me she has very few thoughts anymore
and that she feels as if she is on vacation? Please advice.