OTHER FOODS, DRINKS AND SUPPLEMENTS – FOR BRAIN HEALTH

  • DRINKING GREEN TEA and taking PQQ
  • TAKING VITAMIN D3 (D3, which is actually a hormone, not a vitamin, protects against dementia. Best taken with vitamin K2.
  • COOKING WITH CURCUMIN. The spice CURCUMIN, and its active ingredient, TURMERIC, have both been shown to have a protective effect against dementia. NCBI STUDY. 
  • MORE FOODS THAT MAY PROTECT THE BRAIN: “Superfoods that Fight Alzheimer’s”

More things to think about

  • The notes above are mostly about food and supplements. Other lifestyle changes, such as adding regular physical EXERCISE to your routine, have also been shown to have a protective effect.
  • NICOTINE PATCHES: May help memory and mental functioning in those experiencing problems. (Don’t appear to have a preventative effect.) See article
  • AVOIDING GENERAL ANESTHESIA: Some researchers have pointed out a possible correlation between undergoing anesthesia, and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s (or much worse Alzheimer’s, if you already have it)  (Others deny this connection.) ARTICLE 1: Exposure to general anesthesia and the risk of dementia. ARTICLE 2: Alzheimer’s disease and anesthesia
  • FALLS AND CONCUSSIONS: It’s obviously a good idea to avoid falls and concussions, particularly if you’re older. Some types of traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. SEE ARTICLE: Traumatic Brain Injury