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What does education have to do with Alzheimer’s?

June 25, 2018

Education has more to do with Alzheimer’s disease than you may realize.  According to Alzheimer’s Association (2015), experts say that having more years of education “builds a cognitive reserve” that enables the brain to compensate for changes that might result in Alzheimer’s.  Conversely, lower levels of formal education are associated with higher risk for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.  Higher education and professional occupations that constantly stimulate the mind are key factors in deterring the onset of the neurodegenerative disease.

Other Enhancing Preventative Factors against Alzheimer’s

If your elderly loved ones are still the life of the party at social events, they stand a good chance of delaying Alzheimer’s.  Research studies show that like higher education, an active social life also builds cognitive reserves in the brain so that it will adjust better in later years when aging changes the structure of the brain.  However, if your elderly loved ones tend to be reclusive, you may want to consider 24 hour companion care.  Everyone has different personalities; some are obviously extroverts while others are introverts, and they become increasingly reclusive as they get older.  Having a live-in companion around will make a big difference, even if it means that your loved one is just interacting with one or two caregivers on a consistent basis.

About A-1 Home Care in Calabasas

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies providing exceptional senior care to communities in Calabasas, Pasadena, Malibu, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and other cities throughout LA County.  A-1 Home Care is one of the few home care agencies in California that have received state licensing, and that is due to the high standards we set for our caregivers when they come work for us.  We want to assure you that the elder care we provide is safe, trustworthy, high quality and reliable.  Every caregiver is screened for their criminal background, DMV record and professional reference verification.  When you sign up for Alzheimer’s Care from A-1 Home Care, you know your elderly loved ones are in good hands!

To hire a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400.