Top 10 Ways You Can Avoid Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

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8. Avoid Statin and Anticholinergic Drugs

If you are taking medication that blocks the nervous system neurotransmitters, you should consult your doctor about the options, because these drugs may cause dementia. The list includes drugs like antihistamines, antidepressants, narcotic pain relievers, sleep aids, and nighttime pain relievers. Talk to your doctor about what is in your medication and what you can take instead.

Statin drugs are viewed to be even worse as they slow down the cholesterol synthesis, which depletes your brain of neurotransmitter precursors and coenzyme Q10. This prevents the delivery of adequate levels of fat-soluble antioxidants and essential fatty acids.


9. Put Your Brain to Work

Mentally stimulating your brain by learning new things, such as a new language or a new musical instrument, has been shown to be linked with a much lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe that this works by building up your brain, making it stronger, and therefore, less susceptible to the lesions that are associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


SEE ALSO: 12 Foods to Protect Your Brain from Aging and Dementia


10. Get Your Vitamin D

Low blood levels of vitamin D have been linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Besides, scientists believe that vitamin D increases the amount of chemicals in the brain and protects the brain cells. Vitamin D is a natural anti-inflammatory and has immune improving compounds, it is compulsory for the proper functioning of the immune system so that it fights the inflammation that is known to be a major cause of Alzheimer’s. Start by getting just 5 minutes of natural sunlight and then slowly increasing it until you can get 30 to 45 minutes of sunlight daily without burning. If you can’t get enough sunshine due to scheduling or where you live, consider taking about 4,000 IUs of high quality vitamin D supplements. Read also about the link of vitamin D and dementia.


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  1. Stephen Chaffer

    Aug 17, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    The Major cause to dementia is “Fluoride” by drinking distilled water ONLY … have a water filtration system so that you get all the “Fluoride” filtered out so that you can bathe, shower as the “Fluoride” enters through the skin, next to source food that is not water by tap water (use Organic food and Celiac Food), also NO (Toothpaste and mouthwash) TEA (high levels of “Fluoride”), COFFEE (unknown, but, does cause problems to the brain), I had a Alzheimer’s test, my score was 7, nine months on, my score increased to 22, while my wife took the test and scored 43 (just in the red zone), she was just in the red (she suffers from memory lose).
    “Fluoride” causes mental heath issues, “Definitely causes BIPOLAR and associated disorders”
    “Fluoride” also causes cancers of the liver (the say 10% in Fluoridation of the drinking water)