What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova

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Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.

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1. Sleep well
2. Exercise well
3. Eat well
4. No unhealthy habits like smoking
5. Learn new things to create more meaningful neuronal connections for neuroplasticity, as a form of mental exercise

Author — mbatheleupta


My Father had Alzeimers Disease. He didn't suffer.
My Mother who was the caregiver suffered.

Author — Meher


Sleep deprivation causes Alzheimer’s disease

Me: looks at the time and it’s 3:am

Author — Josh Is Awesome


Doctor, I've got amnesia. Doctor: "when did this start? " Patient: "When did what start? "

Author — Leonard Gibney


Again, another professional putting accountability on the individual. I agree to some extent, but let's also focus on what's imposed on us...fluoride, aluminium, pesticides, genetically modified foods, hormones and antibiotics in meat and milk products. The list goes on. At what point will government make policies to control corporations killing us to make a profit? As long as government is paid to look away...hmmm

Author — Brini Brini


It always amazes me that so called intelligent doctors scientists politicians dieticians healthy eating experts cannot see any links with disease dementia cancers heart disease all which have gone off the chart and is still rising .let me put it another way we are being poisoned everyday but it's out of sight out of mind and no one cares until they themself fall victim. Every meal we eat our immune system is under great strain dealing with chemicals that as no business in the human body. PESTICIDES herbicides insecticides fungicides and whatever other poisons farmers use, these chemicals are getting stronger and destroying the soil it's the biggest smoking gun in plain sight but no one will go near it . The chemical industry runs the world, the pharmaceutical industry have no interest in finding cures just one pharmaceutical company made over 30 billion dollars in one year on one statin drug do you believe this company was looking for a cure more and more people with suffer with these diseases and no one is asking why this is happening because most of them know. But wall street greed is the biggest disease and also out of control

Author — dave jones


She's actually a really good speaker. Her words are articulate, clear, loud enough, and easy to understand.

Author — Violet Haye


One day your life will flash before your eyes before the curtain closes.
Do something worth watching.

Author — Ed Rhoads


Oh man, I forgot...already watched this...twice!!!

Author — saxmidiman


my hubby who in the latter stages of Alzheimers was very active and liked stimulating conversation .He also done lots of cross word puzzles. I show him that I love him by stroking his face or holding his hand etc or telling him but he does not show any recognition to any of these things and I feel that his emotional cognition has gone. Why did the doctors put him on mementine 3 years prior to him going into permanent care where he has now been put onto anti psychotic medication for epilepsy etc not that he has epilepsy. I think he is just being sedated mildly so that the carers can manage the patients .It is so sad. I cannot ubderstand why my hubby who has lost communication skills as well as loss of  motobility can, when frustrated and angry will string  out a full sentence that makes sense. Its as if the adrenalin rush that he gets stimulates the nuerotransmitters to connect ??? I just do not understand why. this happens . Unfortunately it is too late for him to be cured but I hope that they can find a cure soon as he must be locked inside his own thoughts with no way out . So sad.

Author — Dodie Angeltarot


I’ve had “where are my keys” since I got keys. 🤦‍♀️

Author — Della Marie


Nutrition and way of eating can also be helpful. Eat less often, get enough omega 3 fats, stop eating sugar and grains that trigger insulin. Alzheimer's has been called diabetes 3 in some studies that suggest the brain is intact, but it can't get the energy into the cells, so very similar to diabetes, but specific to the brain.

Intermittent fasting helps with insulin resistance, and also helps the body to heal on a cellular level.

Google it, and form some new neurons;-)

And, Lisa, thanks for a very good talk! And a good story for a film I loved!

Author — Pia Nyström


To prevent Alzheimer's, you also need to protect your brain from concussion. Don't play sports that involve direct contact. The link between trauma to the head and dementia is pretty well proven, I believe.

Author — 亦賀キヤスリン


So in other words: Never Stop Learning

Author — Crowe


this woman is so eloquent! Loved listening to her (and I can't remember what she said in the first 5 minutes). I also love and recommend the film STILL ALICE with the stunning Julianne Moore.

Author — Mar Co


Say no to drugs, what can we do naturally to prevent this, drugs have side effects and long term drugs, well...

Author — Caleb Douglas


I think its statin drugs. The brain is 70% fats. Since people have been using them, Altzheimers has increased 125%.

Author — Vicky Paulson


"You didn't pay attention to where you put your keys in the first place. " Excellent point! Mindfullness Rocks :). 🙏🏽

Author — Elaisa Grace


Who else panicked when you couldn't remember what she said in the beginning?

Author — Trendy


Misleading title. Should be
steps you can take to possibly reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease. *Fixed*.

Author — Chris Law