8 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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You Can Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”James M. Barrie

Memories are the stories of your life.

Without memories you would have little to no connection with the people in your life, places you’ve been or the things you’re seen.

In the final years of her life my mother suffered from the effects of dementia.

I witnessed a woman who was very bright and sharp get to a point where she didn’t even recognize her grandchildren and barely recognized me.

One of the last conversations I ever had with my mom was in the hospital. She had been diagnosed with a blood infection that would take her life.

As I walked into her room she looked at me for quite a while then finally said, “I know you. You’re my son Billy, but you’re bald!”

I laughed and replied, “Yes it’s me mom and I’ve been bald for a long time.”

That was nearly 9 years ago.

Today over 5 million people suffer from the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. This number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050.

That’s why I support the Alzheimer’s Association and am participating in their walk. If you’d like to help follow this link…

To reduce your risk follow these 8 steps to help you prevent Alzheimer’s from affecting you:

1. If You’re Overweight Bring Your Weight into the Normal Range

A 2009 study of 1152 twins’ checked their mid-life height and weight in order to see if there was a greater likelihood contracting Alzheimer’s or dementia in later in life.

This 40 year study found that “those who were overweight (defined by a body mass index [BMI] of 25-30) and those who were obese (a BMI of over 30) were more likely to develop dementia as they aged.”

This was true for both men and women.

So if you’re middle aged and overweight work on gaining and maintaining a healthy weight.

2. Control High Blood Pressure

Alzheimer’s seems to have a genetic link. This means that people who had a relative who has had Alzheimer’s is more likely to also be affected by Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.

This is especially true for people with high blood pressure.

According to a new study, high blood pressure may spur development of brain plaque, which has been directly related to Alzheimer’s.

The study’s head researcher , Karen Rodrigue, an assistant professor of behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, said, “Keeping good vascular health may limit or delay the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related neurological deterioration.”

So have your blood pressure checked regularly and control it through either diet and exercise or drugs if diet and exercise can’t control it fully.

3. Exercise Regularly

The truth is you need to exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight and healthy blood pressure. This helps you reduce your chance of contracting Alzheimer’ and dementia.

On top of improving your physical and mental health, exercise also helps you to look and feel better.

4. Engage in Activities that Challenge Your Mind

Your mind is like your body, it needs exercise.

While crossword puzzles and Sudoku can help, studies have found that video games can improve the memories of older adults.

Also, make time to interact with people who are stimulating. Take a class at the local college or go to a lecture on something you’re interested in.

5. Eat Lots of Colorful Fruits and Veggies

Colorful fruits and vegetables are excellent for the brain because they vary in the type of phytochemicals that they contain.

Phytochemicals are healthful substances that are found in plants. One of the most common and helpful type of phytochemical in fruits and vegetables are known as antioxidants.

Experts believe that antioxidants help prevent oxidative damage to cells and therefore help to prevent many diseases. There are several types of antioxidants. Each is associated with a specific diseases and a particular color group of fruit or vegetable.

The good news is you don’t have to memorize any complex chemical names to make sure you’re getting these antioxidants. Just fill your shopping cart with a rainbow of colors whenever you are in the produce section.

6. Eat a Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet includes a high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables and a moderate to high consumption of fish. It also contains a moderate consumption of cheese and yogurt, moderate wine consumption and low consumption of meat and meat products.

As its name indicates, this diet originates in countries around the Mediterranean Sea.

According to research the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In the analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults, eating the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well the incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

7. Take a Daily Omega-3 Supplement

People who struggle with memory loss, have trouble learning new tasks, have Alzheimer’s disease or simply suffer from a lot of blue moods can be helped  by an a daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils of 2,000 milligrams.

The dietary deficiency that tends to frequently show up in Alzheimer’s patients is a lack of omega-3 oils, fatty acids found in cold-water fish like salmon, herring and cod

According to Earl Mindell’s Supplement Bible, “There’s a reason why fish is known as brain food. It is a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid that is found in high concentration in the gray matter of the brain. DHA is instrumental in the function of brain cell membranes, which are important for the transmission of brain signals.”

8. Reduce Your Stress

Finally reducing your stress level can also help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

If you are suffering from excessive stress you can reduce it by exercising, meditating or even hypnotherapy.

Start Using these Tips Today

While there is no way to completely prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia, these tips can keep your mind healthy for as long as possible.

Use them to enjoy a long and mentally healthy life.

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