Alzheimer's Disease -- Different Ways to Delay Its Onset

Alzheimer's disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It occurs among people ages 65 and above. My late maternal grandmother had this type of condition. This means that I am at risk of developing it. If you are like me, we can delay the onset of this disease by following these simple tips:

  1. Challenge your brain each day. By this it means that you need to find hobbies and activities that can tickle your brain. Examples will include reading, playing board games (Sudoku is a good game to challenge your brain.), doing crossword puzzles and other mental exercises. According to scientists, switching hands can also improve the health of your brain. For instance, if you are right-handed, you may use your left hand to slice vegetables or brush your hair. Learning foreign language is also a great way to make your brain as active as possible. 
  2. Eat healthy foods. Limit your red meat intake but consume more fruit and vegetables. In a research conducted, individuals who ate great amount of fish, poultry, fruit and vegetables and lesser amount of red meat and butter were found to be at the lower spectrum of developing Alzheimer's disease. 
  3. Stay active and socialize a lot. Do not just stay at your home and avoid interacting with humans. You must socialize and make as many friends as you can. You also need to travel more to meet new people. According to scientists, people who spend most of their time in their own home are more likely to develop this medical condition compared with individuals who travel a lot. 
  4. Exercise regularly. Apart from engaging in mental exercises, you also need to have regular physical exercise, like jogging, walking and swimming. This is to avoid cognitive decline. If you have low activity, your risk of developing this disease is two times higher than those who engaged in various physical activities. 
Although we cannot prevent Alzheimer's disease from destroying our mental ability, we can somehow delay its symptoms. 

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