Alzheimers disease is NOT a normal part of aging, but the risk of getting it does increase with age. For example, researchers estimate that about 3 percent of men and women between ages 65 and 74 have Alzheimers disease. This increases to 10 percent by age 80 and nearly 30 percent for those ages 85 and older.
Early symptoms differ by individual, as well as day-to-day. Some signs may be so subtle that they may go unnoticed by family or friends, while others will become increasingly obvious over time. To help determine if you or a loved one has early warning signs of memory loss, the Alzheimers Association has developed the following checklist of 10 common symptoms:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks
- Problems with language
- Disorientation to time and place
- Poor or decreased judgment
- Problems with abstract thinking
- Misplacing things
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Changes in personality
- Loss of initiative
But there are effective supplements to help preserve your memory for decades to come. Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a naturally occurring phospholipid nutrient. It is essential for optimum cell functions in your body, but it is most concentrated in the brain, making up nearly 70 percent of our brain cell membranes.
As medical research suggests, PS supplementation can help individuals maintain membrane integrity and youthful synaptic activity. By raising the PS supply to the brain, you can boost brain power, mood, learning ability, the ability to tolerate stress and much more.