Arterial stiffness increases your risk of memory loss and cognitive decline. A build-up of beta-amyloid plaque in your brain is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, an increase of which is associated with arterial stiffness.

Brain plague build-up increases with age and is worse in those with stiffer arteries. Therefore, identifying your arterial stiffness is key to monitoring the build-up of beta-amyloid plague in your brain and hence imperative in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

As there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, prevention really is key, with lifestyle and dietary changes being top of the list.

Alzheimer’s disease was discovered by Dr Alzheimer in 1901 when on autopsy he found plagues in the brain of a ‘delusional and forgetful’ woman and described that he noticed hardening of arteries inside his patient’s brain. We think of atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) as a condition of the heart, but due to the brain being so sensitive to a small decline in oxygen it is actually fairly obvious to draw a comparison between arterial stiffness, lack of oxygen and cognitive decline.

If you would like to keep on top of your arterial health to reduce the risk of cognitive decline or at it’s worse developing Alzheimer’s, then please make the first step and contact me for an arterial stiffness test. The test is non-invasive and takes less than half an hour to perform.

With there being no cure, doctors aren’t able to help. Prevention is key, make the first step and contact me today on or call 07850897304.