Saturday, May 10, 2014

D.E.A.R. to defeat Alzheimer’s

While the primary focus of the D.E.A.R program is Alzheimer's prevention; following these simple lifestyle and dietary modifications can also prevent or lessen the symptoms of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint and spine disease and many other health issues.

1) Diet--a food ratio at each meal that is one-third carbs, one-third protein, and one-third good fats.

2) Exercise--“3 Ss - Stretching, Strengthening, and Stepping” - all to boost brawn and brain power.

3) Accentuate your brain reserve—challenge your brain to allow more blood flows into neural regions and form new connections, daily "brain boosters," such as math problems, sections to read aloud, lists to memorize, organizational tasks.

4) Rest and recovery—relaxation and sleep, prayer, meditation, and optimism (worriers have poor health)

Read more here at Dr. Vincent Fortanasce's  web site.

“Obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are some of the culprits. . . .  So keeping these under control is crucial.  Depression is another risk factor for memory loss, so managing stress and staying socially connected is also important.  B vitamins may prevent dementia in those who are deficient and there are some simple blood tests that can detect this.  For the vast majority of people, however, there are no prescription medications that have been proven to prevent dementia. This means that a brain-healthy lifestyle is really our best bet for delaying the onset of memory loss.” Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy

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