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  • Writer's picture Dr Clyde Jin

Dementia Treatment in Australia: Causes, Risks, and Chiropractic Care

dementia is a brain disease and chiropractic may help symptoms and suffering

Dementia ranks as a top cause of death in Australia, with a significant increase in fatalities over the past decade.

In 2020, it claimed the second spot on the mortality chart, particularly affecting women.

This surge in dementia-related deaths may of course be attributed, in part, to the aging population.

Dementia is a collective term encompassing various brain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body disease.

While it can affect anyone, it becomes more common with age.

Symptoms typically involve gradual changes in memory, thinking, language, and daily functioning, with no two individuals experiencing it in exactly the same way.

Sadly, dementia is a progressive condition that diminishes both life quality and expectancy.

There are steps one can take to mitigate dementia risk and alleviate symptoms after diagnosis.

social engagemen tis necessary in dementia treatments and therapy

Chiropractic therapy has emerged as a leading allied health approach to dementia treatment and management of dementia symptoms.

Read more on the impact of chiropractic on brain function here

Chiropractic therapy focuses on the central nervous system, encompassing the brain and spinal cord, making it particularly relevant for conditions like Alzheimer's.

Researchers have noted nutrient deficiencies in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, possibly exacerbated by spinal misalignments known as subluxations.

Subluxations disrupt the natural nerve communication between the brain and spinal cord, leading to various bodily dysfunctions, including nutrient deprivation for the brain.

Restoring central nervous system function can enable the body's innate healing system to operate optimally.

Chiropractic care also aids in enhancing muscle and joint mobility, potentially encouraging physical activity—a vital aspect of dementia prevention.

Balance issues, a concern for many older individuals, can also be addressed through a regimen of chiropractic care.

Reducing your dementia risk involves caring for your heart, body, and mind.

chiropractic helps ease many dementia symptoms

Maintaining heart health through blood pressure, cholesterol,

diabetes and weight management is essential.

chiropractic helps with mobility for dementia patients

Physical activity, a balanced diet, good sleep patterns, and protecting your hearing and head further contribute to overall body health.

chiropractic helps with balance in eldery patients

Engaging in mentally stimulating activities, maintaining social connections, and regularly challenging your mind with puzzles, crosswords, or new hobbies support mind health.

In conclusion, dementia prevention and symptom management are achievable through lifestyle changes and complementary therapies, including chiropractic care.

Remember, it's never too early or too late to start safeguarding your most precious asset—your brain."


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