Naturopathic Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa wants to help you prevent conative decline. Alzheimer’s disease represents a major healthcare crisis. An estimated 5.7 million Americans suffer from this disease. As the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the presence of beta-amyloid and tau proteins within brain and nerve cells.
A few unmodifiable risk factors have been identified, such as aging, family history and genetics, but we are only beginning to understand the link between different hormones and Alzheimer’s, particularly in menopausal women.