Do you want the year 2017 be filled with less stress. Just tell yourself that there will be less stress in 2017 and you will have less stress.
This is opposite that most stressed filled people do. They keep telling themselves how much stress there is going to be; they get that stress.
Tell yourself less stress in 2017 and you will have a better life.
As we age, memory lapses become common. It’s annoying to forget where you put your key, but it’s not unusual (and treatable). But, if you forget what a key is for or how to use it, you may have what doctors call dementia.
Normal Memory Lapses
- You are worried about your memory, but your relatives are not.
- You remember the incidents of memory losses.
- You have occasional difficulty finding words or remembering names.
- You remember important events.
- You remain interested in people and your social skills are intact.
- You can function independently.
- You don’t get lost in familiar territory, though you may have to pause to find your way.
Non-Normal Memory Losses
- Relatives are concerned, but you are not aware of the problem.
- You do not remember the events.
- You demonstrates frequent pauses and substitutions when finding words.
- You forget important things.
- You become withdrawn or behaves inappropriately.
- You grows dependent on others for activities of daily life.
- You get lost while driving or walking; may take hours to get home.
Serious memory loss is usually identified by a relative or friend.
Tips for Keeping your Memory
- Get mental stimulation. Do something NEW, be it reading a new book, word puzzles, any new craft, or Brain exercise programs.
- Get your Heart in Shape. Exercise daily, at least 30-minutes a day. Keep your calories down, load up on fruits, vegetables, and fish. Cut down on saturated and trans fats and salt (sodium). Keep your cholesterol down. If you have high blood-pressure (hypertension) get it treated.
- Improve your Blood Sugar. Diabetes is a major risk factor, for memory loss.
- Avoid tobacco. This is the most important way to prevent disease.
- Don’t abuse alcohol. People who drink heavily are courting disaster.
- Consider low-dose aspirin. Some evidence suggests that long-term use of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs may reduce the risk of memory loss. Ask your doctor before start using aspirin.
- Stay calm. Stress, depression and sleep deprivation impair mental function.
- Protect your head. Wear a helmet were necessary. Head injuries increase the risk of memory loss.
I am frustrated with the current line of research by the drug companies for Alzheimer’s. There has not been a new drug approved for this condition for over eleven years. The FDA is not to blame. The drug companies and their researchers do not understand the problem.
Alzheimer’s is Not a disease, it is a condition (s symptom). For example, a runny noise is not a disease, flu is the disease that causes the symptom of a runny noise. Medical research has come up antihistamines, which treats the runny noise, but does not treat the disease. By the way, you should not start using an antihistamines immediately upon getting a Cold or the Flu. The runny noise is your body’s attempt to get a foreign substance (a virus) out of your body.
Researchers look as if they do Not understand that they should not be working on trying to relieve symptoms but finding the diseases (yes plural, there is probably more than one reason Alzheimer’s shows up).
Two years ago there were 230 drugs in stage three trails for Alzheimer’s. None approved.
Unfortunately, our parents will suffer because of the drug company’s ignorance.
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Almost half of all adults have a problem with stress. And the numbers are getting worse, with 40% of adults saying their stress level has increased over the past five years.
Most of your body’s systems are adversely affected by stress.
Stress will shrink your brain. Stress causes the formation of cortisol in the brain which destroys brain cells. If you are under constant stress your brain will shrink in size.
It is false to think we use 10% of our brain, we use 100% of our brain. Less brain means less thoughts, less memory, less analytical ability.
Studies have shown that stress reduces your immunity system. People under stress suffer more diseases from colds and flu to cancer than those who are not under stress.
Prolonged stress releases inflammatory chemicals. Inflammation contributes to the formation of plaque in your arteries. This increases the threat of a heart attack and stroke.