Dementia is a term used to describe a decline in mental ability. This may include loss of memory and difficulties with thinking, language and problem-solving. Changes in mood and behaviour can also occur. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, followed by Vascular Dementia. In the UK, one in 14 people over 65 will develop Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease is poorly understood but is believed to be multi-factorial. It is characterised by beta-amyloid deposits of plaque in the brain.
It is believed that nutrient deficiencies, especially B12 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, as well as toxicity of heavy metals and pesticides may contribute to the formation of plaque deposits. Oxidative stress – or a lack of antioxidants - within the central nervous system is also involved.
We support Dementia Action to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by Dementia, working to create a Dementia-Friendly UK where those with Dementia do not feel excluded.
At Health Optimising UK we are able to assess your heavy metal status and provide tailored nutritional advice to support healthy ageing. Contact us for more information.