On June 6, 2014, my mom was able to show off her beautiful smile during a three-generation wedding ring photo shoot because her only granddaughter was getting married in August.
On June 8, 2014, my mom forgot to use her walker which caused her to fall and fracture her pelvic bone in three different places.
On June 11, 2014, my mom died.
On June 16, 2014, we buried my mom on her 77th birthday (and yes, we celebrated her life with one last birthday party because she always loved a good party. Pizza and (root) beer were served in her honor 🍕🥤).
My mom had dementia (my dad had Alzheimer’s). Dementia is a thief. It robs its victims of memory. It causes them to forget to use their walker. 😟 Such a cruel disease.
BUT…there is hope!
Let’s join together and fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s! Awakening from Alzheimer’s is a 12-day series of interviews with doctors who specialize in the brain. Fourteen doctors over 12 days reveal how they are winning the war against Alzheimer’s in this groundbreaking series. These doctors share their expertise on how to prevent or miraculously turn around cognitive decline.
This is FABULOUS news.
My hubby and I signed up for this series of interviews and we enjoyed all of them. Each doctor interview is between 30 – 65 minutes long. There were many eyebrow raising moments while watching. We learned Alzheimer’s is called “diabetes of the brain or Type 3 Diabetes.” 😳 We also learned that the only sure way to know if a person truly had Alzheimer’s is through an autopsy after death. 😳
All of these interviews were worth our time!!! Some episodes were better than others, however, each offered incredible information on how to combat against this nasty disease. My favorite interview was Day 10 with Dr. David Katz. Below is the blurb sent with this episode:
Day 10: Feet, Forks, and Fingers: Lifestyle as Medicine in the War on Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. David Katz
Episode 10 is live and you do not want to miss it.
In his interview, Dr. Katz is going to help you understand…
- The characteristics of long-lived, healthy populations.
- How big food companies want you to be addicted to their products.
- Why preventing coronary disease could help you prevent Alzheimer’s.
Be sure to catch this episode with Dr. Katz before we take it down for good. (email from firstname.lastname@example.org)
One key thing to know is the interviews are free. The links to the interviews will come to your email and you have 24 hours to watch each episode. Another main thing to know, is once these interviews are done, you will continue to get emails from Awakening from Alzheimer’s. Yes, they have products they want to sell to you. If you do not want to clog up your inbox with these emails, just click on their ‘unsubscribe’ button. Easy as that.
Below, we share our few takeaways from this series, however, we hope you watch it for yourself. Especially if you worry about the possibility of suffering as your loved ones might have. A few common denominators from all interviews…
🏥 Dementia/Alzheimer’s is considered Type 3 diabetes.
🏥 Decrease consumption of sugars and simple carbs (my hubby’s reaction to this…”NO, they are taking away all the good stuff” 😃).
🏥 Decrease inflammation.
🏥 Increase gut health (our gut is our 2nd brain).
🏥 Increase exercise (especially aerobic…anyone want to go for a fast-paced walk with me? 🙋).
🏥 Increase sleep to at least 7.5 hours each night (I was excited to watch this one as I have difficulty sleeping!).
🏥 Increase intake of healthy supplements such as fish oil, vitamin D, B-vitamins, vitamin E, and more.
🏥 Increase intake of healthy fats such as avocado, wild caught salmon, coconut oil, Omega-3’s.
It’s all about wellness and making smart life choices. Won’t you please join me in the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s? My mom (and dad) would be grateful.