Is Your Sense of Direction Faltering? This May Be a Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease

confused senior maleResearch proves that the longer your driving experience to more places, the better developed your sense of direction will be. This skill improvement is attributed to the part of the brain that governs your capability to navigate to different places called the entorhinal region.

Now, what does this have to do with Alzheimer’s Disease? If you notice that you are more often getting lost or having trouble getting from one place to the other, then this is the same region of your brain that is affected. And this is where Alzheimer’s Disease starts to develop. The entorhinal cortex serves as a gateway to the hippocampus which is responsible for long-term memory. So if your entorhinal cortex is impaired then your hippocampus can be impaired as well.

Based on a study conducted by researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis, people with early stages of the disease who were shown a virtual maze on the computer were not able to create a mental map of the maze and had difficulty getting around it.

Although this study does not fully prove that if you are having a hard time finding your way around places that you are bound to get Alzheimer’s. But this could be a good early warning signal for anyone to heed caution. Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 Million Americans this year and early awareness and detection of this disease is crucial to one’s safety and well-being.

 

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Sources: health.usnews.com, dailymail.co.uk, newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu

 


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About Belina C. Nernberg, CEO and Founder

Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of a group of successful companies – 1Heart Caregiver Services, LA Jobs Employment Agency Inc. and Summit Medical Billing Solutions, Inc.

As the CEO of 1Heart Caregiver Services, one of the fastest growing in-home care service companies in California, Belina has been responsible for the company’s increased productivity and consistent profitability for more than 12 years. Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S.

Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 23 years, with 13 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina’s principle-centered leadership and strength in her ability to combine corporate talents pave the way for the company to achieve greater heights.

Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. In 2013, she was honored with the Los Angeles IMAGE AWARDS – an award given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts and entertainment.

In June 2014, she was also awarded the title of Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.” In December 2015, she was also the recipient of the TOPLA (The Outstanding Pilipinos in Los Angeles) Award for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources.

1Heart Caregiver Services is a certified member of CAHSAH and has been featured in Asian newspapers and other media publications all over the United States like Yahoo! News, Google, TV, radio and newspaper online due to its various accomplishments, corporate programs, and contribution to the senior care industry. Belina’s vision remains solid and strategic as the company moves forward in its goal of making a positive difference in the home care industry.

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