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Reduce the Risk of Dementia
Are you concerned that one day, in the not too distant future, you will be featured on the Silver Alert Missing Elderly billboard? There have been several multi-
Of the clinical studies that have been conducted, the Nun Study, by Dr. David Snowden, et.al., a study of nearly 700 Catholic Nuns to examine the development of Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementia, is the most powerful. There was no intervention in the lives or activities of participants throughout this multi-
Other clinical studies have also examined the relationship between Alzheimer’s and dementia arriving at very similar conclusions, notably, the FINGER research project conducted in Finland.
First, one must understand the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that kills brain cells. When enough brain cells are killed, memory and cognitive function are affected. Dementia occurs when that condition progresses to the point where one cannot function without assistance. Dementia is an umbrella term of which Alzheimer’s is the most common cause. While, currently, there is no prevention, treatment, or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there is hope to avoid its dementia. These studies discovered 3 regions of focus for each individual:
The most effective way to increase blood flow to the brain is exercise. The FINGER study quantified the amount necessary for brain health -
Intellectual Density involves expanding brain pathways, not mental IQ. We think like we drive -
Finally, one needs to maintain optimism. If you are not naturally optimistic, you can fool your brain by faking a smile. After 5 seconds it becomes a real smile, and you cannot have a bad attitude when smiling.
There is no guarantee that these techniques will work flawlessly for you. All people are different. However, I know of a group of people who had Alzheimer’s disease in their brains but experienced no symptoms. I’ll do what they did!
Keeping Safe In The Home Before The Move
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By Stephen Andriko