Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that affects mostly the elderly, although there are cases of Alzheimer’s disease occurring in some younger individuals as well.  While this disease is becoming more and more common, we still don’t know the cause.  It may be genetic or it may be linked to our environment, but either way, the problem lies within the brain.  When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia of any kind, your first thought is likely about getting them the necessary care to manage the symptoms.  What you may not know is that a Lithia Springs chiropractor could slow down the progression of the disease and prove to be beneficial for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  It is important to consider all options for the very best results for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, and that includes chiropractic care.

Lifestyle Choices Matter

As we age, most people assume that our memories suffer.  But contrary to popular belief, our brains and memory should actually become better with age.  Dementia and Alzheimer’s have been linked to lifestyle choices that may affect the health of our bodies and our brain.  The choices we make, such as the foods we eat, the amount of exercise we get, and the levels of stress we experience, could all be linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia.  A healthy mindset is important to a healthy lifestyle.  Research shows that being fearful of getting Alzheimer’s as you age can increase your chances of getting it by 68%!  Thus, it is necessary that we take care of ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to live the healthiest lifestyle possible. Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar focuses on whole body health through chiropractic care that can increase overall healthy living for the whole person.

Added Benefits of Chiropractic for Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million people aged 65 and older suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia across the nation.  But there is hope of improved quality of life with chiropractic care.  Chiropractic focuses specifically on the central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord.  Improving the function of the central nervous system has shown to also be extremely beneficial in improving brain function as well.  In some instances, not enough glucose and other nutrients to the brain can starve the brain, leading to dementia.  Other times, spinal misalignments can cause dysfunction in the body as well.  But Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic can work with those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia to remove spinal misalignments to ensure that the brain is receiving the proper nutrients it needs to function as it should.  This can decrease symptoms of Alzheimer’s as well as improve the overall quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia for both a healthy body and a healthy brain.

Studies Linking Chiropractic to Decreased Symptoms of Alzheimer’s or Dementia

While the search for a cure continues, research shows that chiropractic is effective in slowing down the progression of the disease.  One case study looked at a 54-year-old man with dementia who had suffered loss of motor control and continually bumped into things or forgot how to do simple tasks around the house.  With regular chiropractic care, his memory loss slowed down and his motor control improved.

It can be incredibly difficult to watch someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but with chiropractic care there is hope for a better life.  If you live in Lithia Springs, Douglasville, Hiram, or the surrounding areas, contact Dr. Ronnie Bolar to schedule a consultation today.




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