Recent reports indicate that simple changes to lifestyle may contribute to brain health. Whether or not that translates to delaying the start of dementia warrants further study for definitive confirmation. Researchers recommend keeping your mind active with what can be called “cognitive training”, controlling your blood pressure and getting routine exercise to contribute to brain health. One study suggested that regular cognitive training that was practiced over time with structured programs may improve long-term mental function in healthy adults. Controlling blood pressure and physical activity pays health dividends in lots of other conditions as well. Another study suggested that a diet rich in leafy greens contributed to a sharper memory. New research reported in the U.K. claims that people with positive attitudes towards aging had a lower risk of developing dementia. Genetics may be the biggest deciding factor in whether or not someone develops dementia, but if you want to take responsibility for your brain health, adopting these simple steps may help.
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