As an Elder Law attorney, I see the devastating emotional and financial effects of cognitive decline in my clients and their families. My own father died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. While other major diseases are on the decline, Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive impairments are on the rise.
Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th (and may be as high as the 3rd due to massive under-reporting ) leading cause of death in the United States.
At least 47 million people worldwide currently live with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, it’s predicted this form of dementia will plague 135.5 million people across the globe.
In 2016, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, neurologists specializing in brain health and Alzheimer’s Disease prevention at Loma Linda University Medical Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Hospital published “The Alzheimer’s Solution,” which prescribes a healthy lifestyle, including factors such as nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, adequate sleep, and optimization, (thier NEURO protocol) to make the greatest impact on preventing degenerative brain disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association® publishes an annual report revealing the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system. You can read it here. Join me in 2019 to take steps to keep your mind healthy.
Call our office today to set up a time to talk, to learn more, or to get help if you or someone you love is struggling with cognitive decline, or a recent diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive disease.