Friday, March 29, 2013
This blog is about an article I read recently about the connection between high blood pressure and Alzheimers disease. It seems that high blood pressure may increase the growth of brain plaque. We don't like the word "plaque" connected to our arteries or our brain. This is important to people who are genetically at risk for Alzheimers. Seeing my Mom and other seniors who have beginning Alzheimers disease makes me realize how much I need to adhere to this advice.
Keeping good vascular health by avoiding or controlling diseases like hypertension could go beyond just keeping your heart healthy. It could also promote good brain health as we age. With lifestyle changes as simple as keeping blood pressure under control we could delay the onset of dementia or Alzheimers.
With physical exercise on a regular basis we can make those lifestyle changes happen!