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Keeping your brain trained is currently still the best possible prevention against Alzheimer’s disease, for which there is no cure

The Alzheimer’s disease is a very common disease throughout the world, unfortunately still incurable , affecting more women than men and usually (but not always) begins after 65 years of age : in Italy the sick are 600 thousand, around 50 million worldwide.

Research does not stop and even if a cure has not yet been found, scientists begin to see us more clearly about the causes and prevention : for example, in a document published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry , it was given as by now certain that lack of sleep, excessive stress and physical trauma are conditions at risk for the development of this disease.

The study, carried out in China and based on 395 previous studies, has also shown that keeping the brain constantly trained is the best defense against Alzheimer’s: reading, playing chess, making puzzles, engaging in activities that involve constant use of cells Brains is considered the best antidote to dementia in general and Alzheimer’s in particular.

It has also been statistically shown that those who have had a longer school education have developed less disease over the years: as if to say that compulsory education is not only good for the present but also for the future of children and young people.

Mens sana in corpore sana, Giovenale said and thousands of years later he was not wrong: it is an integral part of the prevention of Alzheimer’s to maintain a healthy weight , being careful not to get fat or lose weight too abruptly.

A value to be kept under control is homocysteine , a risk factor for both Alzheimer’s and heart disease and that if too high can be treated with vitamin B and folic acid supplements.

The head must also be protected not only internally, but also from the outside: contact trauma, as happens in the most risky sports such as boxing or rugby, are associated with a greater onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Sport yes, but with the appropriate precautions.

A healthy life, made up of proper nutrition, sports and cultural interests , should be the main weapon against this terrible evil: the good news is that it is within the reach of all of us.


by Abdullah Sam
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