Protect Your Brain from Memory Loss
- 23 October, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia are becoming more and more prevalent. At the age of 65, the chance of developing one of these diseases increase dramatically. Along with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, natural memory loss is a sign of aging. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to prevent memory loss or slow it down in its tracks.
Exercise. In order for your body and your brain to function properly, certain processes take place to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Particularly in relation to the brain, exercise ensures that new neurons are being formed. It is recommended that individuals should participate in some form of exercise 3 times a week, for 20 minutes.
Unsaturated Fats. There are good fats and there are bad fats. We suggest that you stay away from the bad fats, but learn how to incorporate the good ones into your diet. As the brain is mostly made up of fats, the beneficial ones will assist your brain in remaining healthy. Some of these foods include fish, olive oil, avocados and nuts.
Puzzles. Always try to challenge yourself and in particular, your brain. There are numbers of books that offer all sorts of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, etc. that get your brain working. Even the newspaper offers daily puzzles. Try to challenge yourself and get your brain moving daily.
Wine. We believe that everything should be in moderation. While too much alcohol can cause irreversible effects to your body, a glass every once in a while, can actually help your brain. Red wine has been proven to increase spatial memory and promote memory retention.