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Alzheimer's Disease


Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease of the brain with progressive damage to brain cells that causes dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in Australia, accounting for about two-thirds of cases.

The brain degeneration that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease affects memory, thinking skills, emotions, behaviour, and mood. As a result, a person’s ability to carry out daily activities becomes impaired and as the disease progresses, symptoms worsen.

While Alzheimer’s disease is more common in older Australians, it is not a normal part of ageing. Despite the condition being extensively researched in the last few decades, there is currently no known cause or cure.  Fortunately, although there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease or the symptoms and challenges associated with it, the progression of the disease can sometimes be slowed or stopped with certain treatments, including chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care focuses specifically on the central nervous system which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Because Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain, chiropractic’s impact on the nervous system has been shown to benefit those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Research suggests that if the brain doesn’t get the right amount of glucose and other nutrients to the brain, it will starve and certain functions within the brain will change, causing dementia.

Subluxations in the spine may deprive the brain of these important nutrients in which case chiropractic adjustments remove the subluxations to ensure that the brain receives the proper nutrients it needs to function as it should.

There is a case study published by The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association which looked at a 54-year-old man with dementia who had decreased cognitive motor control and underwent chiropractic care after not being able to remember how to perform simple tasks such as writing a cheque. With regular chiropractic care, his memory loss slowed down and his motor control improved.

I personally know first-hand how it is extremely difficult to watch a loved one go through Alzheimer’s disease so to find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for yourself or those you love, contact Provolution Health on 6299 2660 or

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