More than a decade ago, I watched my grandparents go through the late stages of dementia.
Watching two people I love change so dramatically before my eyes is something I’ll never forget.
I try to lead a healthy lifestyle, but what’s so scary about these memory conditions is it seems like they can strike anyone.
Lately, I’ve been looking for answers, trying to learn if there’s a proven way to stop or slow down conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Tragically, treatments and “cures” for memory conditions are still a work in progress. And while some research is promising, the results for average people are years away.
Thankfully, doctors can say with some certainty that these three things will slow down the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Don’t imagine you need to hit the gym, or look like a pro athlete to keep dementia at bay.
Research shows that even gentle, aerobic exercise – like walking for 30 minutes a day – does wonders for your brain.
Exercise increases blood flow, which sharpens your thinking skills. But it also releases chemical that slow down the brain’s aging process.
If you’re already getting a little exercise, going just a bit further, faster, or longer will pay off years from now.
But be sure to also use the next two techniques to fight memory conditions.