Remembering is an essential human feature that if lost, many things can go wrong. Alzheimer’s disease can destroy thinking, remembering, and simple brain activities. This disease is a form of dementia and it is considered to be one of the most dangerous forms and the most devastating when it comes to affecting life quality.
Alzheimer’s disease has some causes that we simply can’t control or avoid like aging and factors related to genetics, but there are some factors that we can control. Simple choices like following a healthy diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle can have a major impact. Here are 10 things you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
1) Get active
Exercising can lower vascular dementia and can reduce your chances of getting affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Doing moderate physical exercises can actually increase the volume in brain parts responsible for planning, learning, concentration, and most importantly, memory. This way those brain parts have more brain cells and more connections, which means lower chances of developing dementia.
2) Manage your mental health
Depression is a silent killer that impacts not only mental health but physical health as well. If you are suffering from depression, then you should seek help as soon as possible because it is actually capable of raising your chances of dementia development. Depression has more than just physical effects, it also affects your brain badly and that can lead to cognitive decline.
3) Reach out and connect
Being a social person does not only give you the possibility to meet new people, but it also lowers your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The exact explanation is not yet provided, but experts think that it is because of social stimulation that strengthens nerve cell connection.
4) Look after your heart
A healthy heart means a healthy brain. Taking care of your heart is not responsible for a longer lifespan, but it is also responsible for having a healthy brain because everything that leads to cardiovascular diseases leads to dementia. Make sure to check up on your weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure regularly.
5) Eat brain food (or heart food)
As mentioned before, a healthy heart means a healthy brain, that is why foods that are beneficial to your heart are beneficial to your brain because keeping arteries clean and maintaining a good blood flow is all it takes. Make sure to add in more high fiber foods, vegetables, healthy fats, omega-3oils, fruit, fish, olive oil, and nuts to your daily diet.
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