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Memory Spring Monthly

5 Things that You Wouldn't Normally Think of to Prevent Alzheimer's

 
DementiaAlzheimer's Disease is one disease that most of us fear.  It seems like every time we forget something we get paranoid  and assume that Alzheimer's is setting in.   Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive form of presenile dementia that usually starts in our 40s or 50s.  Some people are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's and dementia, however, most of us experience the forgetfulness that is just part of the normal aging process.  Whether you're genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's and dementia or just experiencing memory loss through the normal aging process, it makes sense to take a proactive approach to protect your one true treasure, your brain.
 
There is plenty of data on things that you can do to promote good brain health and prevent Alzheimer's such as keeping your brain challenged, exercising on a regular basis, maintaining a balanced diet, and eating berries every day.  In the book 100 Simple Things that You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's, author Jean Carper provides key steps that you can do in everyday life to prevent the dreaded disease. Here are 5 things that you wouldn't normally think of that can help you prevent it and promote good brain health.
 

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Focus on Nutrition to Optimize Your Brain Health and Youthful Vitality

Healthy-Living-PyramidMore than ever, today's baby boomer generation is obsessed with looking and feeling as young as they can for as long as possible.  This intense desire probably stems from modern day technological and medical advancements which allow individuals to live long enough to experience old age and the diseases that go along with it.   We all want to live long, but we want to do it only if we can feel healthy and vibrant in the process. 
 
Taking an integrated approach that focuses on Exercise, Emotional Health, Sleep, Environmental Toxicity, Hormonal Health, and Nutrition is a good formula for enhancing your brain health and vitality.  Proper nutrition is vital in the process because it provides the fuel for our survival and energy.   In this article we focus on the nutritional components that can optimize brain health and vitality. Good health and youthful vitality starts with eating the right foods, including: 
 

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Today's Business Challenge: Overcoming Memory Overload

Memory Spring: Overcoming Memory Overload
 
In today's fast-paced business environment we're constantly challenged to remember vital information and key tasks, appointments, phone calls that need to be returned, people's names and special dates.
 
When memory loss occurs, we now have a host of items to blame: cell phones, tablets, computers, calendars, and administrative assistants.  If those don't work, we blame ourselves - a little too much.
 
The reality is that we all struggle with memory loss. And in business, there are a number of significant contributors:
 

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Remember People's Names to Improve Relationships

Bus Men Shaking Hands
 
For most of us, remembering people's names is our biggest  memory challenge. We've all been there ... walking through the grocery store and we see a familiar face. We struggle to remember their name. As they get closer, we begin to determine our options. Some of potential options include:
 
The Pre-emptive Strike: "Michael Green (with an extended hand). It's great to see you again?" (Hoping that they return the favor and introduce themselves back.)
 
The No Name Intro:"Hey! It's good to see you again!" (With a look of fear on our face.)
 

The Silent Wave: (Wave or salute with a smile on our face.) 

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