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Memory loss

Aug 6, 2014

What can I do proactively to prevent possible dementia/ Alzheimers

Response from Mr. Vergel

There is no proven way to prevent dementia and/or Alzheimer's (two very different pathologies, by the way).

However, having said that, there are inconclusive studies that have hinted at the fact that cognitive decline can be slowed down while aging by:

1- Exercise at least 3 times per week for an 30 minutes.

2- Learn a foreign language or some new skills as time goes by.

3- Play Sudoku or other brain/concentration games (crosswords, etc).

4- Keep your blood pressure and blood sugar in control.

5- Manage or treat your depression.

6- Prevent vitamin B deficiency.

Here is a review of current studies:

Age Related Cognitive Decline

I hope this helps!


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