Podcast Episode Thirty-Nine: Preventing Alzheimer’s & Dementia

We can’t stop aging, but we can take steps to prevent one of its most recognizable and notorious side effects: cognitive decline. While much of Alzheimer’s disease is genetic, there are still ways to improve your cognitive function now and prevent decline later in life.

In this episode, we’re talking about the causes and effects of Alzheimer’s. We’re explaining the common risk factors, and we’re sharing how your diet and medication use might increase your chances of developing dementia. Plus, we’re sharing a few lifestyle changes you can make now to prevent developing Alzheimer’s down the line.

What’s in this episode:

  • What Alzheimer’s disease is and how common it is across age groups
  • What causes Alzheimer’s and common risk factors
  • How head trauma increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s
  • What happens in a brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s
  • How glucose and fats affects the brain
  • What to do if you notice early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • How certain medications can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s
  • How to exercise your brain and body in order to prevent cognitive decline
  • How acupuncture can help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

Medical/Health Disclaimer:

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