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Alzheimer’s Risk May Be Reduced with Exercise and Vitamin D

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Alzheimer’s is a serious condition that can lead to a person becoming completely disabled and in need of Social Security disability benefits. However, new studies have shown that the risk of Alzheimer’s may be reduced with exercise and taking vitamin D.

After conducting 2 long-term studies in Framingham, Massachusetts, it has been concluded that by consuming adequate amounts of Vitamin D and participating in physical activity, the risk is lessened for dementia and cognitive impairment.

In one of the studies, 1,200 people were tracked since 1948. Physical activity levels of the participants were monitored from 1986 through 1987. Now after decades of follow-up it was found that of those 1,200 participants, 193 had developed Alzheimer’s and 242 had developed dementia.

It was also found that those who were avid exercisers had a 40% less chance of developing any type of dementia. This study indicates that exercise is at least a contributing factor to fighting off Alzheimer’s.

In a second study it was found that a deficiency in vitamin D increased the chances of dementia and cognitive impairment. Those with vitamin D deficiency were 42% at higher risk.

If you or your loved is suffering from a severe physical or mental disability, such as Alzheimer’s disease, you should contact a Social Security Disability associate immediately to learn about your rights and determine eligibility. The process of securing Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits can be difficult and overwhelming. Don’t go it alone! The representatives at Disability Help Group, located in Atlanta, Georgia, understand the inner workings of the Social Security Administration and will help you navigate the system. Call us today for a FREE consultation – 1-(800)-800-3332.