Friday, August 3, 2007


Source:The All New KERYGMA. September, 2004. page 7.

With the recent death of former US President Ronald Reagan, Alzheimer's disease has again come to the fore. In spite of research, there has still been no known cure or proven way to prevent the disease.

However, studies suggest that increased intake of vitamin E reduces a person's risk of developing the illness. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which may help protect nerve cells from damage or may improve the function of nerve cells. Although Vitamin E does not delay memory loss, it has been found to prolong a person's capacity to do everyday activities.

Limited evidence has also been found that staying mentally active may put older adults at less risk. Reading regularly, playing cards and games, doing crosswords, watching TV, etc. can help in avoiding symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Other substances that may prevent the disease include:
* Increased intake of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 for people with elevated homocysteine levels.

* Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as indomethacin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium or aspirin.

* Statins used to lower cholesterol.

CAUTION: Please consult your doctor before taking medicines, vitamins or food supplements.


C C ramirez said...

Josie, the timing of this posting is uncannily perfect. After greetings and wishes for joyful birthday celebrations, a reminder of our susceptibility to the cold chills of aging. Nevertheless thank you for the tips (much as we try to ignore the truth about us). Hopefully we'll take them seriously lest Batch 63 divides into 2 sections, Batch63A (Alzheimites Na) and Batch63B(Di Pa Alzheimites). Imagine if half the batch forget about the reunion, or half the batch keep wondering who the happy strangers are.

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Jo, thanks for giving us tips to prevent Alzheimer's. When we reached 50 we really have to take vitamins and keep on reading. The reason why I don't want to retire at this time is to make my brain active. You and Azon are already retired but you two keeps on reading and you are busy in your community activities, so I know you will not have this kind of disease. Mana mana rin kasi ang sakit na iyan. What is best is to keep on praying that God gives us good health of mind and body.

lucille said...

I agree with the comments,from time to time ,let us remind our batchmates about the reunion...and this blogsite is very helpful .If only everyone will have access to the pages of the blogsite,they will again be looking forward the next reunion.My day is not complete without opening our site.Siguro pag nalimutan ko na ang pag open ng jri blog ng batch '63, B category na ako as described by Cora.(Smile)

orionjri said...

It's good of you to let us know how regularly you view our blogspace. How we wish more of us would do too. It may not be the best way to keep the bad Alz at bay but it could help in addition to Josie's prescription.

neliaamparo said...

i'm changing my mind.instead of retiring at 62, now i will retire at 85 so i won't be a candidate for that way i can attend many more class reunions to come.anong san ninyo?