Staring into the eyes of our modern plague
I listened to numerous lectures on Alzheimer’s Disease this week and contemplated on the severity/risk of this problem for our lives.
I feel a sense of purpose to navigate the vast amounts of outside professional information to share with you.
I see this disease as a modern plague.
Alzheimer’ Disease is an illness with a slow onset, which develops over years. It initially goes unnoticed then transitions through “accepted” hints, finally reaching a diagnosable terrifying appearance.
The hallmark plaques in the brain are our bodies attempt to wall off the insults delivered to our brain. One highly respected presenter, Dr. Dale Bredesen, mentioned 36 variables contributing to this disease progression. This vast number of contributing factors can make management seem overwhelming with medicines only able to address one or two. The good news is that disease improvement has been seen with intense, lifestyle strategies. The bad news is, we cannot wait too long to start working on our management. Once the disease is full blown, it appears to be very difficult to reverse.
I assume most (if not all) of us who have lived in this western food/stress/toxic culture have the plaque accumulations in our brains.
To me, these plaques are scars, hints of previous damage, limiting nerve messaging movement but not the disease cause itself.
Professionally, I’ve looked into the eyes of this plague, and the individual/family sufferers.
Once you see it, it is only, forgotten by the patient afflicted– eventually.
Let’s get started
Caring for Self and Other’s brain health-WHEELNESS