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The Connection

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!

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  • SANDI521
    Great information about blood pressure and it's effects on our mind and body. thanks for sharing and for helping us see even more benefits to getting and staying fit. An extra reason can always help especially when there are all these Easter goodies around in the stores and on TV.
    1789 days ago
    All my sisters have high blood pressure and I have very low average 90/60. My sis that is 2.6 years older is the only one with Alzheimer's and she has had this for about 4 years.
    1789 days ago
    Good advice! I "forget" way too often to treat my body as His temple. Temples are clean inside and out!
    1789 days ago
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