Raising Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness with an Apple a Day

Did you know that apples and apple products may help prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? Research from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as Cornell suggests that eating and drinking apples and apple juice, in conjunction with a balanced diet, can help protect the brain from the effects of oxidative stress that may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, and there are more than 5 million Americans living with it according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Worldwide, it is estimated that about 16 million people have Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to each person with the disease, there is often at least one other person who directly cares for him or her and a host of healthcare and support workers in the background.

It is not known what exactly causes Alzheimer’s disease and at present there is no known cure. But there is hope and help for those people with Alzheimer’s. Research into the disease is offering answers to many questions from how to prevent it, to how to delay the disease’s onset. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how you can help, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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