Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes memory loss, hampers thinking process and brings in behavioral changes. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. Dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, people lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their surrounding. According to an estimate, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. On average, a person with Alzheimer’s lives four to eight years after diagnosis.
But now there is a good news for individuals stricken with Alzheimer’s. A study has discovered that exercise can keep this disease away from people. Exercise produces a hormone that may improve memory and protect you against Alzheimer’s disease, a study has found. Researchers have previously discovered a hormone called irisin that is released into the circulation during physical activity. Initial studies suggested that irisin mainly played a role in energy metabolism. But now it has been found that it keeps the disease at bay.
It is heartening to know that exercise can help people fight the disease. We hope that further inventions bring in more solutions to the patients who are already ailing with it and are waiting for their death.