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Reading before bed is a great way to relieve stress. It’ll reduce cortisol levels, protecting you from weight gain, menstrual problems, and other chronic diseases. If reading before sleep becomes a ritual, you’ll also be able to sleep better. This can lead to improved cognitive function and a lower risk of dementia. Reading can even boost your social skills without leaving home. For best results, avoid the blue light from e-readers and choose a physical book.
Peanuts can keep you full thanks to their unsaturated fats, proteins, and fiber. You’ll be less likely to binge eat, making it easier to lose weight. The unsaturated fats also improve cholesterol levels and blood pressure, so you’ll have a lower risk of heart disease. If you’re dealing with skin problems or arthritis, the anti-inflammatory properties of peanuts will help. They also prevent skin cancer by protecting your skin from sun damage.
Eat right by adopting a Mediterranean diet, loading up on vitamins B3, B12, K, D, and cutting back on salt, sugar, red meat. Indulge in mentally stimulating activities such as solving puzzles, crosswords and/or learning new languages. Practice cardio and strength training 3-5 times a week for at least 30 mins. Aim for 6-8 hrs of deep sleep every night. Quit alcohol, smoking.
Most of us believe dementia is an old people’s disease. But it isn't really. Though commonly found in people over 65 years old, it...
By the time you finish reading this sentence, two people in the United States will have been diagnosed with dementia.World Alzheimer Report 2015. Alzheimer's...
Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans. It is labeled "irreversible" in the current medical context. Taking neuroprotective ayurvedic or TCM herbs, practicing yoga and meditation, or even doing some "brain workouts" every other day could make all the difference. Eating brain-friendly foods like berries, walnuts and quitting smoking could help cut risk factors.
Forgetting things is a normal part of aging, but it may eventually turn into dementia. You’ll be even more at risk with chronic stress, alcoholism, smoking, depression, and sleep-deprivation. Multitasking and stress can also distract you, making it easy to forget words or names. Other health conditions like vitamin B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism make it hard to remember things, but proper management will improve it. Forgetfulness is a common side effect of some medication, too.
Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, a head injury, stroke, brain tumor causes dementia. Dementia patient experiences trouble completing daily tasks, loss of interest in their hobbies, disorientation and confusion, significant change in their moods. They may repeat things due to loss of memory and can find it difficult to adapt to new changes. There can also be deterioration in their skills.
Dementia is an umbrella term for different mental symptoms. It’s a decline in psychological health that makes it hard to function normally. The most...
Our bodies need sodium in order to be healthy. But eating too much can do more harm than good! Unfortunately, 90% of Americans consume...
If your cognitive skills are dipping below what's normal for your age, coffee can check its progress into dementia. About 3–5 cups of coffee a day in your midlife can drop the risk of dementia by 65% by lowering stress in the brain. While 400 mg or 4–5 cups is alright for most, pregnant women, heart patients, and people with anxiety disorder should settle for less. If coffee's not your thing, try ashwagandha, brahmi, or gingko.
Blueberries are known to have various benefits such as being rich in vitamin C, being anti-inflammatory due to its rich anti-oxidant content, reducing blood...
Music therapy is a non-invasive and safe way to treat dementia. It activates the hippocampus which stores long-term memory, the amygdala which is responsible for emotions, and the cerebellum which is responsible for balance and equilibrium. It also promotes the release of neurotransmitters that improve mood and promote socialization while relieving pain.
Rich in sesquiterpenes, this antiviral superfood protects against rhinovirus, helps better food absorption by aiding predigestion, reduces high BP and fasting sugar levels and lowers cholesterol. It also prevents and treats morning sickness in pregnant women. An anti-inflammatory food, it allays osteoarthritic and menstrual pain and inhibits production of enzymes that cause dementia. Eat 1 gm ginger daily.
Aim for at least 150 mins of moderate intensity exercise each week. Improve balance and coordination using Yoga, Tai Chi or balance balls. Increase dietary intake of antioxidant-rich and low-cholesterol foods. Regularly challenge your brain with mentally stimulating activities. Get sufficient sleep. Meditate, pray, reflect, relax and make time for leisure activities.