Let me guess. You’d rather walk over a bed of hot coals than get some help for your depression. Am I right?
After all, you didn’t make it this far by running for help every time you felt a little sad. And you don’t have any plans to start now.
Except there’s just one problem. Continuing with THAT approach could land you in a heap of serious trouble.
Sure, you made it this far. But depression is tricky. It can suddenly hit you out of nowhere like a ton of bricks.
Plus, it turns out as you get older depression is a whole different beast. Because it’s NOT just a matter of being sad.
According to scientists, it’s a red-flashing, flag-waving, ah-OOH-ga WARNING.
Researchers from Harvard University have discovered that depression in seniors could, in fact, be the very first symptom of something far worse than any mood disorder. It could be a red flag for Alzheimer’s.
And that makes it your first and best chance of avoiding this devastating condition altogether.
What your depression is REALLY trying to tell you
Depression is incredibly common in seniors.
It’s a normal response to feeling lonely or losing friends and loved ones, which tends to happen at this age.
But many cases of depression in older folks have NO obvious cause.
You’re not sad over something that happened. You’re just down in the dumps – and when it comes down to it, you have no idea why.
And THAT’S what you’ve really got to watch out for because what you’re feeling might turn out not be depression at all. It could be a cry from deep inside your body that SOMETHING is going wrong in a hurry.
It may be your first warning sign for Alzheimer’s disease. And your best chance to stop it before it takes hold.
A new analysis of volunteers in the world-famous Harvard Aging Brain Study shows that the depression isn’t simply “common” in people with Alzheimer’s, as doctors had believed.
It was actually there first – long BEFORE the Alzheimer’s itself was diagnosed.
In some cases, that seemingly inexplicable depression can appear up to SEVEN YEARS before any hint of dementia.
Head Alzheimer’s off at the pass
You may remember that one of the classic signs of Alzheimer’s disease is amyloid protein in the brain.
But here’s the thing. A little amyloid in the noggin in most cases WON’T cause obvious dementia symptoms such as memory loss.
It has to build up.
By the time those obvious symptoms do appear, you’ve already got a LOT of amyloid accumulation. In fact, so much that it could be too late to do anything about it.
And that’s a key reason why Alzheimer’s disease is so difficult to treat.
But now we no longer have to wait to reach that breaking point. Because the new study finds DEPRESSION could be that first early warning sign of dementia we’ve been looking for.
A severe case of the blues could be a signal that amyloid proteins are accumulating… YEARS before Alzheimer’s appears.
And that means you have time to act now before the damage is irreversible.
Start with these two easy steps:
- Get checked out by a naturopathic doctor so he can help treat the depression naturally and also ensure it’s not a sign of something worse such as dementia.
- Drink more coffee, which is not only known to cut the risk of both depression AND dementia but is loaded with phenylindanes. This potent compound can help break up amyloid, so it doesn’t accumulate in your brain leading to Alzheimer’s.
Stop “toughing it out” and do something about your depression instead. Because you aren’t JUST helping yourself feel better TODAY you could be saving your brain for many more healthy tomorrows too.
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