Dementia is a rapidly spreading medical problem in older people worldwide. An estimated 50 million people worldwide currently suffer from the disease, and it is feared that the number will triple in the next three decades. With age, regular exercise, a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and maintaining a healthy level of cholesterol and blood sugar are factors that can help prevent dementia.
Dementia is a disease that affects the functioning of the human brain and nerves in old age, and gets worse over time. Memory loss is the most common aspect of dementia, especially in recent events. Other symptoms include changes in a person’s attitudes, moods and personality. The victim gets lost in familiar places and forgets the right words during the conversation. Some people go so far as to say that they can’t even decide if they have something to eat or drink.
According to experts, there is no doubt that aging can lead to dementia and thus aging can be a threat to memory. As a result of research and development, the age of people in the world is increasing. Therefore, health agencies and researchers are considering ways to prevent, eliminate and treat dementia. They also have Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common types of dementia.
Dr. Webbhor Krishna is a neurosurgeon at Wexner Medical Center in Ohio. They started experimenting with a new way to treat dementia, which can treat a patient in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. This new method of treating dementia uses ‘sound waves’. It opens the ‘Blood Brain Barrier’ with the help of ‘Ultrasound Views’. The ‘blood brain barrier’ is a protective layer, which protects the brain from infections.
However, Dr. Krishna says that this barrier also makes it difficult to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s which affect the nerves. Dr. Krishna says that by opening the ‘blood brain barrier’ we can access more brain tissues and thus make the treatment more effective.
The trial focused on the parts of the brain that perform memory and recognition with the help of MRI. According to Dr. Krishna, these are the areas where toxic proteins accumulate in Alzheimer’s patients, which is called ‘amyloid’. There is a strong link between amyloid overdose and memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe that with this method, it is possible for the patient’s own immune system to eliminate some of this toxic protein, amyloid. In this procedure, this part of the brain is compressed and dilated with the help of ultrasound waves. Dr. Krishna says that this process helps to open the ‘blood brain barrier’ mechanically and during this time the patient remains conscious.
By opening the blood-brain barrier, it is also possible that one day the doctor will be able to deliver the medicine directly to the desired place.
Exercise is a way to prevent Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. According to experts, exercise stimulates brain cells and makes them work faster, which can help eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. New research shows that exercising can improve brain function. The study found positive changes in older people who made exercise a part of their daily lives. Older people who complained of memory disorders and made exercise a part of their lives also showed signs of improvement.
Experts say that these diseases can have a very negative effect on the elderly. That’s why it’s important for older people to make some small changes in their lives and move in a positive direction.
A study by experts from James Cook University in Australia included 83 elderly people. The elderly people who took part in the study ranged in age from 60 to 88 years. The elderly were divided into two groups. One group was asked to exercise for 30 minutes a day, while the other group did not exercise. At the end of the program, it was noted that older people who made exercise their routine had better mental abilities than their peers.