Tip: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Preventing AlzheimersA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that engaging in leisure activities such as playing games, reading books, or doing crossword puzzles decreases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by nearly one third.

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Tip: Why are Green Leafy Vegetables Good for You?

Benefits of Dark Leafy GreensDark green leafy greens have been associated with lowering people’s risk of diabetes, stroke, colon cancer, cataracts, bone loss and memory loss.  They are packed with nutrients and contain large amounts of beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium and fiber.

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Tip: Omega 3 Good For Brain

Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil and flax and hemp seeds have been shown to make positive changes in the brain.

Omega 3 and Brain HealthOmega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil and flax and hemp seeds have been shown to make positive changes in the brain. Researchers discovered that people with increased levels of these essential fats had more gray matter in the parts of their brain that regulates moods and emotions.

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Tip: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

Research at the University of Kentucky found that only about 5% of memory impairments are due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

How to Prevent Memory LossResearch at the University of Kentucky found that only about 5% of memory impairments are due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.  Stress, depression, poor health, improper nutrition and a lack of exercise are more common and preventable causes of memory impairments.

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