Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It affects approximately 500,000 + Canadians alone, and it's expected to grow by 937,000 by 2031. One of the reasons would be the exponential increase of EMF exposure in our environment. 

AD is characterized by confusion, memory loss, impairment in judgment and communication, behavioral and personality changes. It can be devastating to both those affected and their families. Although research has significantly advanced in understanding the cause, there is no practical way to stop its progress. 

Additionally, some studies have found that long-term exposure to EMF has been shown to increase oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain, which are both factors that have been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease. It is, therefore, essential to investigate any possible links between electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and an increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

Stages of Alzheimer's Disease 

Alzheimer's Disease is described into four stages indicating symptom severity: Early Stage, Middle Stage, Late Stage, and End of life.

Early stage

The Early Stage refers to people of any age who have mild impairment due to symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Common Symptoms are as follows.

  • Memory Loss 
  • Difficulty understanding new information and conversations.
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Coordination issues 
  • Apathy, depression, and mood changes

Middle Stage 

 Increased cognitive decline and caregiver involvement. 

  • The individual needs home care and can’t live alone.
  • Delusions can occur when people believe things they don't know to be true. Paranoia can quickly develop and lead to severe suspicions about family or other surroundings.
  • Hallucinations
  • Repetitive questioning and actions 

Late Stage

The Late Stage refers to the inability to carry out basic tasks independently due to severe cognitive and memory impairment.

  • Some patients may have swallowing difficulties. 
  • Weight loss is a common finding.
  • Not able to walk unaided, even having difficulty sitting without support.
  •  Struggles to smile or hold up the head.
  • The brain and body coordination are lost.

The Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease 

There are several potential pathways that scientists have speculated about the development mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease. 

  • Oxidative stress is one possible mechanism. This occurs when molecule oxygen transforms into reactive oxygen species, which can cause damage to surrounding cells. It has been suggested that this process is a factor in AD because it can cause inflammation and affect cellular functions within the central nervous system. EMF exposure has been shown to contribute to oxidative stresses by increasing the amount of harmful free radicals produced in neurons and brain cells. This leads to neurological damage over time.

  • A second pathway proposed involves altering gene expression due to EMF exposure. This could damage neural tissue, especially in vulnerable regions associated with AD-related memory loss. It has also been proposed that low-level chronic electromagnetic radiation could accumulate amyloid beta in neural cells due to their increased permeability from prolonged exposure. Both factors can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain and plays a crucial role in regulating sleep-wake cycles. However, exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) can interfere with the pineal gland's ability to produce melatonin, leading to sleep disturbances and other health issues. Studies have shown that individuals exposed to high levels of EMF have lower melatonin levels, meaning less sleep for a long time, leading to Alzheimer's problems.

Taking Control of Your EMF Exposure for Better Sleep                                      

It is best to use protective  SleepGift products designed for shielding against EMF, which provide 99% EMF blocking protection—proven by a study conducted at Ontario Tech University! Additionally, radiation-shielding clothing like hats and t-shirts made of unique silver fiber fabric attenuating a wide range of RF / EMF can protect vital organs. They block EMF energy waves from reaching sensitive organs more vulnerable to damage.

People should limit their time around EMF sources that produce high levels of electromagnetic radiation. Also, avoiding being near cell phone towers, Wi-Fi routers, smart devices, 5G cameras, and electric cars can help decrease the body's radiation exposure. 

A sleep-friendly atmosphere is also vital for achieving optimal levels of melatonin. Your bedroom should be dark, silent, and free of electronic devices, away from EMF emitters. Turning all electronic devices into a home environment can increase your chance of uninterrupted sleep and preserve healthy melatonin levels. Yoga, meditation, and deep breathing can help reduce stress, promoting better sleep. 

Bottom Line 

It has been shown that exposure to human-made EMFs in different frequencies for a long time could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. In laboratory experiments, certain EMF levels lead to gene changes and trigger oxidative stresses that can harm surrounding cells, such as neuronal and glial cells within sensitive brain areas. Epidemiological studies have also found that living close to sources of high radiation levels increases the risk of AD diagnoses.

Ultimately, we should exercise caution regarding prolonged exposure to EMFs because it is linked to many neuronal and cognitive dysfunctions, memory loss and mental problems. Simple measures like wearing protective clothing and limiting your time around strong EMF sources can reduce unwanted exposures. 

Learn more by visiting our webpage, Reduce EMF in your Home," to find out what changes you can implement in your house to lower your EMF exposure.