Brain Blog - Alzheimer's, LBD, Parkinson's & More
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Operation Prion War: Essential Brain Disease Info in 3-minutes.
According to the American Heart Association, 3 out of 5 Americans will develop brain disease at some point in their life. To reduce the disease progression, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help delay or even stop the onset of symptoms. However, it’s also essential to understand these diseases to know what you’re facing and develop healthy habits for early preventive care.
That said, a lot of people don’t know a lot about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, LBD, or other brain diseases. So how can you learn more about these conditions?
The purpose of our Brain Health Blog is to educate the public on brain-related topics. Our articles help you take an in-depth look at Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and mixed brain diseases.
How unexpected circumstances affect Alzheimer's & Parkinson's, patients
One key aspect our blog focuses on is the effect of these degenerative brain disorders on people and how the conditions of today amplify it. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people indoors for a long time and isolated them from the rest of the world, building stress and anxiety. And since stress is a critical factor in increasing the risk of getting Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative illnesses, we need to find ways to counter these unexpected risk factors.
Our blog discusses unique concerns of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s patients getting COVID. Parkinson’s disease masks some of the symptoms of COVID-19, which means Parkinson’s patients could either not get proper treatments for Covid or end up spreading the disease as they didn’t know they had Covid. Alzheimer’s patients appear to fare more poorly than the rest of the population. Some of the added risk for Alzheimer’s patients may involve carrying the ApoE4 gene.
Understanding research on brain diseases
Another feature our blog discusses is the research surrounding brain disease and the scientific progress we’ve made on it thus far. We want you to understand better how these diseases work and what we’re doing to race to a cure.
For example, we discuss at length how different proteins may misfold within the brain and create the symptoms of Alzheimer’s by damaging brain cells and blocking nerve connections. We also discuss genetic correlations found between certain gene types and increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
In addition, we discuss known risk factors that put you in greater danger of degenerative brain disease (like smoking or repeated trauma to the brain from concussions). We’ll give you up-to-date info on any research progress our top scientists and researchers make and updates from the FDA on approval of new medications.
As pioneers in the research study of misfolded proteins or prion-proteins, we gain a great deal of understanding of what drives the progression of various types of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and mixed brain diseases such as Lewy Body Dementia. We develop our unique philosophy of ParkinZheimer, in that neurodegenerative diseases are all brain conditions on the same spectrum. We understand how the prion-proteins damage the brain cells, resulting in physical, mental symptoms that affect our daily lives.
Understanding the importance of early detection and preventive care
It’s important to understand that neurogenerative disorders have no cure yet. There is no simple process to explain it all, no quick fix. By bringing you as much updated, relevant information as possible, we hope to make every step you or your loved ones take against brain disease a little easier to navigate. We’ve got your back.
A science-forward approach to finding the cure
Now that you know all about our blog’s information, you can stay ahead of the curve on neurodegenerative disease. But that’s far from the end regarding the services we offer.
If you are at risk for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other related brain illnesses, or believe that you or a loved one might have early signs, you can learn more about Amprion’s early biomarker testing.