Prevent Memory Loss
Memory loss is rather common as you age. However, it does not necessarily mean you're going to have Alzheimer's disease. But combat memory loss like a disease. It is a misconception that you should write down what you need to do in order not to forget - well, that's a very passive way of dealing with the problem of memory loss. It's very much like "cutting you toes to avoid the worms." Remember, if you don't use your brain power, you will lose it. It's that simple. Don't try to remember things the hard way.
At any age, you can still make some significant changes in your lifestyle; you don't have to turn your life upside down, or make extremely drastic changes to achieve the many benefits of sharpening your mind. Start with something small to keep your brain active everyday. Stay curious - commit to lifelong learning. Stay healthier and younger as you age.
When you think of longevity health, think Alzheimer's disease. When you think of Alzheimer's disease, think sharpening your mind. When you think brain health, think from the neck up.
To live long, make some brain-healthy lifestyle changes, and take action by getting involved in these activities to keep your memory sharp and your brain healthy.
Truly, mental decline as you age may be due to altered connections among brain cells. The good news is: research has shown that keeping your brain active not only increases its vitality but also builds its reserves of brain cells and connections.
Research has also indicated that low levels of education are linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease later in life. This may be due to a lower level of lifelong mental stimulation. That is to say, the more educated you are, the less chance you will get Alzheimer's disease - or at least the development of symptoms may appear much later in life.
Research has further shown that those who are bi-lingual and who constantly use two languages on a daily basis tend to develop greater immunity from the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
In short, your brain activities are responsible for your brain health, which is an important component of longevity health. To live long, you need to sharpen your mind, and don't let it idle.
Copyright© 2018 by Stephen Lau