Alzheimer's Disease and Excess Weight
At Harvey Brooker Weight Loss for Men we have helped thousands of Toronto men lose weight and lower their risk of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioural changes that impact daily life.
Being overweight in midlife has been linked to greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and a new study shows that brain changes in obese people mirror some of those with Alzheimer’s.
Common Issues Associated with Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease related to obesity can lead to various challenges and complications, including:
- Cognitive decline: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease experience progressive memory loss, difficulty with problem-solving, language difficulties, and a decline in other cognitive abilities, making daily tasks increasingly challenging.
- Emotional and behavioural changes: Alzheimer’s disease can cause mood swings, agitation, depression, and personality changes, leading to difficulties in managing emotions and maintaining relationships.
- Loss of independence: As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, individuals may require increasing levels of care and assistance with daily activities, leading to a loss of independence and autonomy.
- Increased healthcare costs: The management and care of Alzheimer’s disease can be costly, resulting in financial stress for affected individuals and their families.
- Reduced quality of life: The combination of cognitive decline, emotional and behavioural changes, and loss of independence can significantly impact the overall quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's Disease in Men
Men with Alzheimer’s disease face unique challenges and concerns, such as:
- Delayed diagnosis: Men may be less likely to seek medical help for cognitive concerns, potentially delaying the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Higher cardiovascular risk: Men with obesity have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which can further contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Caregiving challenges: Men who become caregivers for a spouse or family member with Alzheimer’s disease may face unique challenges related to societal expectations and limited support networks, increasing the risk of caregiver burnout.
- Lifestyle factors: Men may be more prone to adopting unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as poor diet and limited physical activity, which can contribute to obesity and increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
How We Help Men Lower the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease in Toronto
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including better eating choices and regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and improve overall quality of life. We help men achieve their weight loss goals.
Personalized Support: We offer both online and in-person support, as well as group and personal coaching. No matter the format, our members receive the motivation, support, and guidance they need to succeed.
Unique Eating Plan: Our easy-to-follow 20/20 Healthy Eating Plan™ is tailored just for men and it uses a calculated unit system that will help you understand portion control and make better eating choices without going hungry. Everything can be purchased at your local supermarket.
Accountability: Our program helps members stay on track through regular check-ins and support.
Proven Success: We have helped thousands of men regain their health since 1985. Take a look at our Google reviews!
Attend a free meeting and see why our program has provided consistent and lasting success for our members.