This article is a “help guide” for the prevention and treatment of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, in elders. It starts off saying we’ve been led to believe there’s not much we can do but wait for the pharmaceutical companies to rescue us from this fate worse than death. But that may not be true. While some factors, such as your genes, are out of your control, many powerful lifestyle factors are within your sphere of influence. There are some things you can do to prevent dementia, slow it, and even reverse its deteriorating effects.

This article tells it like it is. It puts us in control of our own health and gives us lifestyle choices rather than keeping us at the mercy of pharmaceutical corporations and the FDA.

 

Prevention and Treatment of Dementia

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To learn how to help yourself and to protect your brain-health, read this article. It says, “The health of your brain, like the health of your body, depends on many factors. The article lists and discusses the six “Alzheimer’s & Dementia Prevention Pillars of a Brain-healthy Lifestyle”:

Click on this link for a video on Alzheimer’s disease prevention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il86EKSaGRU

And this short piece on the Mediterranean diet as a dementia preventative: http://www.ivillage.com/mediterranean-diet-might-help-stave-dementia/4-a-534637

Among the good sense recommendations in this article — http://www.helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_prevention_slowing_down_treatment.html: Do balance and coordination exercises; eat 4-6 small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large ones; Learn something new; Create a relaxing bedtime ritual; Schedule daily relaxation activities; Spend quality time with your partner, family member, or friend.

Here’s another short video from the Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alzheimersblog.org/2012/02/05/coconut-oil-treat-alzheimers/#more-526

So you see, there are things we can do to protect our brain-function and memory. Read this article in its entirety to learn more.

 

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