Alzheimer's? Forget about it
This post is a collection of the cheapest, easiest ways to proactively mitigate the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Avoid Benadryl (Free)
The researchers followed the study participants for over 7 years on average to see who developed dementia. Those who had the highest exposure to [diphenhydramine] (equivalent to taking an anticholinergic every day for more than three years), had a 54% higher risk for dementia compared to those who did not use anticholinergics at all.
Any way you can reduce your stress load helps, and meditation is a proven way to reduce cortisol.
Vitamin B5: Pantothenic Acid ($1.25 / wk)
From Nootriment: Animals require B5 to synthesize coenzyme-A along with the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Vitamin B5 may be particularly important for elderly individuals who are starting to see signs of memory loss due to declining acetylcholine synthesis. It is possible that this vitamin may slow down the aging process in the brain and even prevent some of the damage associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In Alzheimer’s disease, there is a shortage of acetylcholine, and one of the ways doctors have tried to increase the levels of this neurotransmitter is by prescribing drugs that inhibit the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. An alternative to these drugs, a Chinese herbal extract called huperzine A, can also inhibit this enzyme.
Vitamin D3 / K2 ($1.60 / wk)
Bacopa monniera, MgT ($1.83 / wk)
Curcumin ($3 / wk)
Resveratrol ($3 / wk)
Intermittent Fasting ($3.5 / wk)
Assisted Ketogensis ($3.5 / wk)
Fasting or adding MCT oil to your diet can increase circulating ketones in the blood.
Ashwaganha ($5 / wk)