Alzheimer’s is a very scary and horrible thing to happen to you or someone you love or even know. You probably have someone you know who was either suffers from or succombed to Alzheimer’s or was/is a caregiver for someone with this very unpleasant disease.
Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.
It is just one of the various types of dementia that happened to human beings. Vasular demetia, Parkinson’s disease, among a few.
One out of three people will develop the disease. Genentics, age, lack of sleep (deep sleep), cardiovascular disease work against us.
How can we live as to prevent Alzheimer’s?
Good diet, healthy habits and good, deep sleep can help but that’s not all you can do. Studies show that learning new things over time increases cognitive reserve (the ability to think about and approach life from varying perspectives). Increasing neural connections.
So reading and interacting with life from new perspectives is a great way to “Alzheimer proof” your brain.