Alzheimer's Prevention Treatments Casper WY

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Five Trails Adult Day Care Center
(307) 265-4678
1514 East 12th Street
Casper, WY
Services
Alz/Dementia Support

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Lhs Home And Community Care
(307) 237-4471
907 N Poplar Suite 185
Casper, WY
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Bruce Kahn
300 S Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Interim Healthcare Of Wyoming Inc
(307) 266-1152
132 North Kimball
Casper, WY
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Angelo Santiago
630 E 1st St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Wyoming Medical Center Tcu
(307) 235-3541
1233 East Second St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Poplar Living Center
(307) 237-2561
4305 South Poplar
Casper, WY
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Arlene Viray
300 S Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Malvin Cole
246 S Washington St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Life Care Center Of Casper
(307) 266-0000
4041 South Poplar
Casper, WY
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Avoiding Alzheimer's

The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are staggering:
Over 5 million Americans currently have it, a number that may balloon to 16 million
by 2050. Amid the facts and figures lies the heartbreak of families who helplessly
watch loved ones slip into a shadowland where spouses, children and grandchildren
no longer have names. Science hasn’t completely mapped the biochemical changes
responsible for this thief of selfhood. But we do know that a healthy lifestyle,
including brain-protective nutrition, can give you a fighting chance against it.

By Lisa James

September 2008

 It started when Emily Balfour’s dad, Bob, could no longer handle the math required for his job as a construction project manager. “At one point his boss noticed something was wrong, so they had him do less intensive tasks at work and he struggled with them,” says the 22-year-old from Alpharetta, Georgia. Two years after signs first appeared, the elder Balfour was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in February 2007—at age 53.

The Balfour family is no stranger to Alzheimer’s; Emily’s grandmother died of it and her uncle, David, was diagnosed about the same time as her father. “He just became so quiet and distant,” she recalls about her uncle, “and would become confused if you asked about something that happened two months prior.” Early-onset Alzheimer’s, which tends to appear among people in their fifties, often runs in families. This puts Emily, a student at Georgia’s Valdosta State University, at a higher risk than most of her classmates. “I’m not too worried about it right now,” she says.

For people like Emily Balfour, the search for an Alzheimer’s cure takes on personal meaning. Eventually, though, advancing age means that Alzheimer’s disease can catch up with anyone; more than 90% of those afflicted show symptoms after age 65. “Advanced age is the strongest risk factor for Alzheimer’s,” says Marwan Sabbagh, MD, geriatric neurologist, founder of Sun Health Research Institute’s Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research in Sun City, Arizona and author of The Alzheimer’s Answer (Wiley). If preventative measures—especially the widespread adoption of healthy habits—aren’t taken soon, “one in every eight baby boomers is destined to get it. That’s 8 to 10 million people,” Sabbagh warns. “This could be one of the diseases that swallow up whole budgets.”

It is important to note that Alzheimer’s is not inevitable: “There are people who go to their graves who are fine from a cognitive standpoint,” Sabbagh says. Some memory loss occurs as part of the aging process, but when it becomes “extensive or is starting to impact your daily life, that’s when you know it has moved past being benign."

Missing Neurons

Alzheimer’s disrupts brain function by killing neurons—the brain itself actually shrinks. Plaques consisting of beta-amyloid, a protein processing byproduct, accumulate outside the cells, while neurofibrillary tangles form within...

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