It can be incredibly challenging to see a loved one suffer from a condition like Alzheimer’s disease. As your loved one gets older, they may struggle with dementia and even become diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This disease can make it difficult for someone to take care of themselves and remember everyday details and even their family members. At Thrive Family Chiropractic, Dr. Shane Hoffman understands the challenges for families when a loved one gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. While there isn’t a cure for this disease, there are ways your trusted Urbandale chiropractor can help to slow the progression of the disease and help improve your loved one's quality of life.
How Alzheimer’s Impacts the Brain & Spine
Alzheimer’s disease is commonly known for how it impacts someone’s memory, but it can also affect someone’s behaviors, personality, motor functioning, and more. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that affects the brain. Neurons in the brain help make connections that inform your memory, reasoning, language, and social behavior. This disease can end up destroying these connections, which leads to the symptoms you may see in your loved one. Research has also drawn connections between Alzheimer’s and the spine, which houses the central nervous system. Your brain relies on the central nervous system to effectively communicate with the whole body.
How Chiropractic Can Help People with Alzheimer’s
There are many ways that chiropractic care for the elderly can help people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Your trusted Des Moines chiropractor can provide your loved one with an all-natural and safe approach to maintaining brain and spine health. Here are three ways chiropractic care can help someone with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Increase Healthy Functioning
Chiropractic care helps increase healthy functioning throughout the whole body, including the brain, spine, and nervous system. Misalignments in the spine can disrupt healthy functioning, and chiropractic adjustments resolve those misalignments so that the brain can effectively communicate, and the body gets the nutrients it needs.
Focus on Whole-Body Health
Chiropractors are known for adjustments to the spine, but we also offer a holistic approach to your health and well-being. This means that your Des Moines chiropractor focuses on whole-body health. There are many ways to promote a healthy lifestyle that can reduce symptoms and offer benefits to both mental and physical health.
Improve Quality of Life
Partnering with a chiropractor can help improve your loved one’s overall quality of life, too. From slowing memory loss to improving musculoskeletal functioning, Dr. Shane Hoffman understands that you want the best for your loved one and will work to help slow the speed of degeneration and improve their quality of life.
Quality Care at Thrive Family ChiropractiC
If you or a loved one is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, contact an Urbandale chiropractor near you at Thrive Family Chiropractic. Dr. Hoffman also serves the greater Des Moines area and is dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with quality, family-centered care.
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