Alzheimer’s disease is an ailment that constantly progresses on its own and has no cure. With the onset of this ailment the sufferer slowly loses the control over the brain as the areas that control the memory, intelligence, judgment, behavior and language slowly gets damaged by the disease.
Actually, this disease starts off many years before it is finally diagnosed. Short-term loss of memory is one of the commonest symptoms of the ailment. But this symptom is usually ignored by the sufferer as he thinks that it is due to stress as well as aging.
However, other symptoms include anger, mood swings, confusion, long term loss of memory etc. Initially the sufferer starts to lose the minor bodily functions and then gradually the major ones until the death occurs finally.
The cause of the occurrence of this ailment is still unknown. No single cause is responsible for this disease. As per some studies, amyloid beta protein can cause Alzheimer’s disease while other researches suggest that excess consumption of sugar can cause the overall health problems including the ailment.
Age, blood sugar as well as family history are some of the risk factors of the ailment. However there are a number of natural remedies that help to reduce the chances of the ailment, some of them are mentioned below:
Turmeric: The presence of anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant compound called curcumin is extremely helpful for the combating of the ailment. This herb should be included as spice in the daily diet by all the individuals so as to combat the ailment efficiently.
Studies on this herb have proved that regular consumption of this herb aids in keeping the mind balanced and the individuals who consume turmeric on a regular basis have a very low suffering rate of the Alzheimer’s disease.
Peppermint oil: Take a small tub of hot water. Now steep in a few drops of peppermint oil in the tub and inhale the steam. With the inhalation of the seam, the individuals who have a tendency to become lethargic and depressed due to the ailment gets perked up in a great way.