Is your heart in good shape? A study from The Archives of Neurology found that having higher HDL or good cholesterol may lower one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. While many doctors are hesitant to claim a healthy heart’s protective powers, many believe there is a connection. Essentially, excess bad cholesterol in the blood may lead to increased bad cholesterol in the brain, promoting production of plaques, which leads to Alzheimer’s.
It’s also believed that high blood pressure (above 140/90) increases the risk of Alzheimer’s by damaging blood vessels. The blood vessels become stiffer and may lead to a decreased amount of nutrients that get to the brain. Medications and lifestyle changes that have been used to promote heart health may protect brain health as well.
Occazio Home Care’s experienced caregivers are well trained in preparing tasty and nutritious meals for someone trying to lower his or her cholesterol level. They can also assist with activity and exercise as well as provide medication reminders. Providing services throughout the greater Indianapolis region, contact Occazio Home Care today at 1.855.622.2946 (1.855.OCCAZIO) and learn more about our services.