We've all been through those scary moments.
We see a familiar face in an old movie on TV, and we frantically try to remember the name. Or we start walking to another room...and we suddenly forget why we're walking there.
Well...relax. Incidents like these are quite normal. But, in addition, there are steps we can take to slow down cognitive decline. The brain is like the rest of the body - it responds to exercise!
Here are a few things you can do...
- NEVER STOP LEARNING! - Stimulating our brains is the best protection against dementia and Alzheimer's.
- GET ENOUGH SHUT-EYE - If you get less than six hours of sleep a night, your risk of stroke is greatly increased.
- EAT LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! - Most of your plate should be filled with green, leafy vegetables. Eat plenty of fish, nuts and olive oil. And avoid refined carbs. Studies show the "Mediterranean Diet" helps people live longer, healthier lives.
- WELCOME NEW CHALLENGES - The biggest memory complaint of Boomers and Seniors is difficulty in remembering names. So try memorizing three names a day - of celebrities, someone you met at the pool, TV personalities, athletes, etc.
- MOVE YOUR BUTT! - It's a great cardiovascular workout. And if you do it with a friend, it enhances stress-relieving social interaction, and brain-stimulating conversation.
- TRY MEDITATION - Reducing stress and anxiety generates improved blood flow to the brain. Try something simple. Inhale for a count of seven, hold for a count of seven, exhale for a count of seven. And repeat seven times.
If you've got questions about Alzheimer's or dementia, we've got answers.
At the Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law Center, we help people and their families learn how to protect their home, spouse, life-savings, and legacy for their loved ones. We provide clients with a unique educational and counseling approach so they understand where opportunities exist to eliminate problems now as they implement plans for a protected future.
We encourage you to attend one of our free educational workshops, call 800-964-4295 and register to learn more about what you can do to enhance the security of your spouse, home, life savings and legacy.