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Memory and its relationship with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease

The first thing we need to understand about Memory and its relationship with Dementia and Alzheimer's is that the brain is composed of 10% neuronal cells and 90% glial cells. It contains 500 km of capillaries that reach 100 trillion neurons. Each neuron fires connections every second at a speed of 320 km per hour.


All thoughts, memories, emotions, actions, and reactions are activated in the neurons by neurotransmitters and the nervous system. But why are we susceptible to developing dementia or Alzheimer's?


We know that both diseases can be defined as the progressive and persistent acquired impairment in intellectual function, where memory and other cognitive areas are compromised. Therefore, we can identify some symptoms such as:


  • Difficulty finding words

  • Impairment in executive function

  • Apraxia: Motor disorder caused by non-muscular brain damage.

  • Agnosia: Inability to process sensory information, failure to recognize familiar objects or stimuli.

It is estimated that 15% of the population over 70 years old suffers from these diseases. Three-quarters of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's disease, which presents symptoms such as altered behavior, uncontrollable anger, visual problems, speech problems, and a feeling that their limbs do not belong to them.

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the book Grain Brain, is a neurologist who explains how these diseases are entirely preventable.


Foods such as wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates contribute to an increased risk of brain damage and, consequently, the development of these two diseases.


Therefore, the best thing you can do is take care of your diet to maintain a balanced state of health. However, emotions also play a key role, so we recommend engaging in emotional release therapies such as biomagnetic therapy, which can be medical or emotional.


This will help you maintain optimal memory conditions and prevent dementia or Alzheimer's as you reach adulthood.


If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, you can contact us at the email address: info@elan.com.gt.


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