Simple lifestyle changes can help brain functioning

Simple lifestyle changes can help brain functioning

An article on Today.com highlights how simple lifestyle changes may help the mind as well as the body. The January 6, 2016 posting by Linda Carroll identifies seven strategies to keep the brain sharp.

Dr. James Becker, a professor of psychiatry and an Alzheimer’s expert at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is quoted.

“If we could keep people relatively symptom free for 5 years longer, then half of the dementia cases would disappear,” Becker says. “If we could keep them symptom free for 10 years longer, all dementia would be gone.”

Carroll explains further.

“In other words, if you can hold off symptoms, then you’ll likely die of something else before your mental abilities deteriorate.”

An added bonus is that there is some science behind each one of these strategies.

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