Four Ways to Prevent Dementia!
by Dr. Reuven Bruner, Ph.D.
Dementia is a progressive decline in mental ability,
affecting memory, thinking, judgment, attention span and
learning. Although dementia usually develops after the age of
60, due mainly to Alzheimer's disease, it is not a natural
part of aging. To slow down the progression of dementia, try
the following lifestyle changes:
Maintain a positive attitude. Studies show that a positive
emotional state may help ward off cognitive decline. Social
ties, involvement in shiurim and community and
meaningful relationships all seem to be protective.
Keep your blood pressure under control. High blood pressure
is the strongest risk factor for multi-infarct dementia,
another common cause of dementia that results from tiny
Exercise regularly. You can help slow memory loss by
maintaining good circulation with regular aerobic
Keep your mind active. Combine physical and mental (Torah
learning) exercise: sing familiar songs while walking or read
the newspaper while riding a stationary exercise bike.
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