Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented? I do not think so. There are so many famous people affected by this.This page mentions some of them. There are no guarantees, but healthy lifestyle choices will help keep our brain as healthy as possible as you age.
My big eye opener was a conversation with MIL specialist, Dr Passmore. During one of the check-ups I mentioned that Mom is doing much better and asked how this is possible since Alzheimer's is a progressive disease. He smiled and said: The Alzheimer's isn't reversed but her depression is and that's the reason for her well being. On Tuesday I will dedicate entire post to this subject. Now let's get back to our brain health. So, by making better lifestyle choices now, we can improve brain's ability to sustain long-term health and fight illnesses.
We must be good to our brain:
- Sleep! Just recently I've learn that during our sleep brain is flushing himself from toxins accumulated during the day.
- Eat fish.
- Spent some time in nature (walking in the park, gardening, hiking the trail etc.)
- Challenge yourself, learn something new: new language, new art/craft; play games
- Reduce stress!
Have a lovely weekend everyone,