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Preventative Measures You Can Take Against Dementia and Alzheimer's

by Sarasota Bay Club

exercise.jpegBrain health is important and maintaining it can be easier than you might think. Age and genetics are often uncontrollable factors that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, but there are plenty of things you can do to help prevent the onset of it.

Dementia is a group of symptoms that can include memory loss, cognitive issues, language and speech difficulties, and more. Alzheimer’s is a very common cause of Dementia. Now that you understand the connection between the two, here are some great ways to help prevent them.

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Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep is essential to your body’s overall health and a lot of repairing and healing takes place during that time. Your brain functions better when it experiences a good night’s sleep, as well as consistent sleep patterns. Without good sleep, cortisol increases and stress affects the body’s overall health, which are key triggers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Exercise Your Coordination and Balance Skills

Injuries to the head in any form can potentially lead to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease over time. Depending on the specific type of injury, select areas of the brain can suffer damage and lead to major issues that in turn lead to Dementia. Exercising your coordination skills and practicing your balance are two good ways to help prevent the accidents that can lead to head injuries.

Develop an Exercise Schedule

Exercise is great for the brain. It increases your heart rate, which in turn pumps blood faster and stronger. Exercise also reduces cholesterol potential and carries a good supply of oxygen to the brain. Oxygen deficiencies in the brain affect cells dramatically, which can promote Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Consume 100% Pure Fruit and Vegetable Juices

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Vanderbilt University conducted a study in 2014 on pure fruit and vegetable juice consumption and their benefits for Alzheimer's prevention. They found that people who drank pure juice at least 3 times per week reduced their risk of getting the disease significantly.


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