November is Alzheimer Awareness Month and a good time to learn ways to prevent the disease.
What Does Ballroom Dancing Have To Do With Alzheimer Disease?
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that dancing and leisure activities such as reading, playing board games and playing music were associated with a lower risk of dementia.
Other healthy lifestyle choices can also reduce your risk:
- Get adequate sleep
- Stop Smoking
- Reduce Stress
- Eat a healthy, organic diet loaded with antioxidants and good fats.
- Avoid Aspartame – which can cause damage to the brain’s chemical messenger, leading to memory issues and dementia.
Taking it a step further can include testing for heavy metals, food sensitivities, treating underlying infections, and balancing hormones.
Heavy metals such as mercury have been found to be elevated in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Certain food sensitivities can have an affect on the brain and have been linked to a decrease in focus and memory.
Infections such as Lyme disease can also cause cognitive decline. A medical study found that Lyme disease causes inflammation of the nervous system and may influence destruction of brain cells.
Balancing hormones such as estrogen, cortisol and melatonin have been shown to help maintain memory. In a study that tracked women who took estrogen for sixteen years found a 54% reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Estrogen has also shown to have protective effects on the brain in males and testosterone has been shown to help with mild cognitive impairment in both females and males.
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