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Alzheimer's Prevention


As the population in America ages, the number of people with dementia, including Alzheimer's, will continue to rise.  These increasing numbers will mean a burden to our health care system and to the family members called upon to provide care. 

In an article posted at SharpBrains.com, Dr. Khalsa of the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation discussed what he calls the "Four Pillars" of Alzheimer's Prevention:

Diet - The research-proven plan to prevent deterioration in brain function is a plant-based diet.  The focus now is on the MIND diet, which a recent study by Rush-Presbyterian Hospital showed was actually one of the easier diets to follow.

Stress Management - Studies suggest that chronic, untreated stress that goes on throughout the life span increases the risk for memory loss.  A powerful tool for stress management is meditation. 

Mental and Physical Exercise - Keeping your mind and body active are key.  (Physical exercise is also helpful with stress management.)

Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being - Having a sense of purpose, self-acceptance, and positive relationships are just some of the components to psychological well-being. 

Dr. Khalsa states that the most important factor in protecting your brain health is to make it a priority now, before problems develop!

Read the full article here:  http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2015/12/28/to-address-the-upcoming-alzheimers-epidemic-lets-approach-2016-with-these-4-pillars-of-alzheimers-prevention/

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