In late July 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London (AAIC 2017) shared the Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care’s latest report: one in three cases of global dementia may be preventable by addressing nine lifestyle factors. The Ibogaine Clinic, one of many ibogaine treatment centres around the world, is here to share these modifiable factors: hearing loss, smoking, hypertension, depression and a few more. To be more specific, The Lancet categorized these nine modifiable risk factors in various life stages:
- Early Life includes education, since the report shows that in 8% of all dementia cases could be associated with poor early school education
- Mid Life includes hypertension, obesity and hearing loss
- Later Life includes depression, diabetes, physical inactivity, smoking and low social contact. In 5% of dementia cases smoking could be associated
So how is dementia defined? It’s the general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. This includes memory loss, problems communications, inability to focus, visual impairment or even issues with visual perception. There are various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington disease and a few more. They each have different and common brain changes including damage to brain cells as well as symptoms.
There’s plenty of research and efforts around finding a cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s, but Lon Schneider, MD and professor of Psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine reminds us that major advances were made in preventing approaches. At the Ibogaine Clinic, we’re always trying to stay ahead of the research and facts surrounding dementia, so we can better serve our patients. Did you know that 47 million people have dementia worldwide, and that number is expected to hike up to 66 million in 2030. In the U.S. that number is at about 4 to 5 million.
Even if dementia isn’t completely cured, by paying attention to these lifestyle choices, people can delay the onset for as much as 5 years. According to Lancet’s journal, addressing hearing loss, hypertension and obesity can potentially reduce dementia by as much as 20%. While quitting smoking, treating depression, exercising more and being more social, can reduce it by another 15%. In fact, mitigating these risks works better than antipsychotic medications in the treatment of dementia-related agitation.
Ibogaine treatment centres around the world are trying to leverage the natural substance to treat more than just addiction. Since and ibogaine treatment allows your body to completely reset itself, by firing up the central nervous system in order to send signals to receptors in the brain and the entire body to create the correct balance needed for a healthier life. An ibogaine treatment also rebalances serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, which deals with depression, lack of energy, lack of motivation, which is also related to dementia or preventing it in mid life. In essence, dementia means that brain cells can’t communicate normally, so thinking, behavior and feelings are affected. Each area of the brain is responsible for particular functions, for example judgment or movement. When cells in those areas are damaged, they can’t carry out their functions normally. That’s why we’re seeing a lot of success at the Ibogaine Clinic with ibogaine treatment for Alzheimer’s and even Parkinson’s. 60% to 80% of dementia cases are in fact Alzheimer’s disease.
If you or your loved one suffers from a particular form of dementia, maybe it’s time to try alternative medicine. As one of the top ibogaine treatment centres in the world, Ibogaine Clinic offers patients medically-supervised ibogaine treatment, with 24/7 nursing care. We’re about an hour away from Cancun airport in Mexico, in an affluent community surrounded by nature, golf, beaches, spas, restaurants and more. In fact, in our deluxe ibogaine treatment program includes a recreational activity. How does swimming with dolphins sound?
Call 1.888.462.1164 or 1.888.741.3121 for more details and answers to all your questions about ibogaine.