by Parmjit Singh, PhD
In the age of genetic engineering and much-touted hi-tech solution to various diseases of the modern times, the basic preventative methods might still be the best bet in offsetting any neuro-degenerative problems including Alzheimer’s.
This disease progressively robs the afflicted person off the necessary mental functions such as memory, therefore, interfering in daily life. Scientists believe that certain mind-body exercises can potentially keep this problem at bay or at least keep its progression under control. The bottom-line is that the brain should be kept active so that it does not fall into chaos as the person grows older. Following are some of those exercises which might be of help:
Everyday try to engage your brain in challenging activities such as counting numbers or remembering digits. Doing mental tasks helps the brain to keep on learning and repairing itself.
Cultivate Friendship & Relationships
Connections provide necessary social support to live and function well. Having a lot of friends can help one live longer.
Engage in a regular physical exercise routine. Go for a walk in the park or on the waterfront. Or exercise in a gym. Do something physical everyday.
Opt for healthy food with lot of nutritious vegetables and fruits. Minimize junk food.
Cultivate a Hobby: Grow a plant, water it everyday or learn to paint or draw if you can. Keeping yourself busy in a creative work will help the brain go on working and not fall in a progressive disorder.