Steps that may help to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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As we have a growing number of people aging, one of the rising questions is, “Can we decrease our chances of getting Alzheimer’s?”  The answer is possibly “yes”.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Physical Exercise

Physical exercise is an excellent way to be healthy physically and mentally.  It increases the oxygen and blood flow to your heart,  muscles and brain.  Just a brisk walk for 30 minutes every day can decrease your chances of Alzheimer’s by 45%  Dr. Gary Small, a professor and researcher at UCLA reports.

  • Mental Exercise

Continually exercise your brain.  Learn new things, socialize, garden, do crossword puzzles, memory games.  The results of a study from the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that the one  factor that decreased Alzheimer’s in lower socioeconomic classes was continued mental exercise.

  • Lower your stress

Stress can make it difficult for you to remember and recall things.  Meditation and proper sleep may help your brain get the rest it needs.

  • Drink coffee

Turns out coffee has value afterall.  Drinking at least 3 cups of coffee a day can decrease your chances of Alzheimer’s.  There have been different reports that state that coffee can increase the antioxidants to your brain. According to the a study done in Finland in 2009 that was published by the NCBI.

  • Eating the right foods

Eating fish with high omega 3 such as salmon, trout, tuna, halibut and fruits and vegetables with dark colors such as kale, spinach, grapes and berries.

This information is provided by Crown Care, an independent patient advocacy organization.  For more information, go to www.crowncarellc.com or call 808-285-8591.


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