Alzheimer’s Ac­tion Plan

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A study at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Los An­ge­les, found that a per­son­al­ized pro­gram, based on sev­eral dozen tests, could re­verse de­men­tia symp­toms rang­ing from mild mem­ory prob­lems to mod­er­ate Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Of the 10 peo­ple in the study, six were ei­ther un­able to work or had been strug­gling at their jobs, and all re­turned to work or sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved their per­for­mance. These were some of the key life­style steps:

Eat­ing a low- grain or gluten- free diet, low in starches and sugar, and re­plac­ing pro­cessed food, as much as pos­si­ble, with more veg­eta­bles, fruits, and non­farmed fish.

Fast­ing for a min­i­mum of 12 hours be­tween din­ner and break­fast, and for a min­i­mum of three hours be­tween din­ner and bed­time.

Sleep­ing seven to eight hours per night.

Tak­ing sup­port­ive sup­ple­ments, which var­ied among in­di­vid­u­als and in­cluded methyl­cobal­amin ( B ), B , vi­ta­min D, fish oil, coen­zyme Q10, cur­cumin, ash­wa­gandha, co­conut or MCT oil, and citi­co­l­ine.

Pro­bi­otics and pre­bi­otics, where nec­es­sary, to re­pair gut health.

Ex­er­cis­ing for a min­i­mum of 30 min­utes, four to six days per week.

Tak­ing steps to re­duce stress, with yoga or mu­sic, for ex­am­ple.

Im­prov­ing den­tal health, where nec­es­sary, to re­duce gum in­flam­ma­tion.

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