Reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s with these simple tips from Outsmarting Alzheimer’s by Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, and Alisa Bowman.
1. Enjoy coffee in the morning
Caffeine consumed too late in the day may disturb your sleep. But coffee consumption in the morning and perhaps the early afternoon, depending on your personal caffeine sensitivity, may reduce risk.
Coffee contains a chemical called eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide (EHT) that, in studies done on rats, has been shown to protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
The caffeine itself may also be protective: Mice develop fewer tau tangles in their brains when their drinking water was infused with caffeine.
In humans, Johns Hopkins University’s researchers have shown that 200 milligrams of caffeine—the amount in one strong cup of coffee—can help us consolidate memories and more easily memorize new information.
2. Play for cause
3.Talk to strangers
4. Form a dog-walking ground
Our pets really are part of our social network. They sleep in our beds, get pictures in our family portraits.
And often earn a great deal of space in our holiday letters. They also, in many cases, listen attentively to our problems. Some surveys show that our pets are better listeners than our spouses.
Walk your pets together with your neighbours.