12 Ways To Prevent Dementia And Alzheimer’s (#5 Is Our Fav!)

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4. Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is important for the neural functioning in the brain. A deficiency in this vitamin can cause various symptoms, including memory loss, which often take on the appearance of dementia. Unfortunately, consuming B12 for those who do NOT have a deficiency will not help those with Alzheimer’s.  Avoid a deficiency in the first place! Eat foods that are rich in B12 such as eggs, milk, cheese, beans, poultry, fish, soy milk, and avocado. You can also take a B complex supplement. Speak to your doctor about the proper dosage for your condition.

 

5. Turmeric

Numerous studies show that turmeric can prevent or greatly slow the progression of dementia. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which destroy the beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, which can prevent or delay Alzheimer’s. Turmeric also improves blood circulation to the brain, which improves cognitive function. Mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder in one glass of warm milk (sweeten with a bit of honey if you like) and drink once each day.  Do not consume turmeric if you have gallstones.

 

6. Exercise

Getting regular physical exercise can help tremendously in the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published a study in 2011 which found that regular exercise had a positive neurophysiologic effect that helps to maintain normal brain function. Exercise, at any age, can improve brain activity. Just 30 minutes a day, five days a week, of walking, swimming, biking, or other types of activities is all it takes to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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