Key Take-aways from the video:
— pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s dementia (It’s really cool! Listen to that part at least, because there’s no way I can summarize it more succinctly than Lisa did here , plus there are good graphics too!) Minutes 1: 32-2:51, 4:23-4:58.
— Risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia are both non-modifiable and modifiable.
— We cannot do anything about the non-modifiable risk factors, like our genes and growing older.
— We CAN do something about the modifiable risk factors.
— Those modifiable risk factors include: getting enough sleep, reducing high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholestoerol and obesity; stopping smoking, getting enough cardiovascular exercise, and learning new things.
— We can do the above by sleeping about 8 hours EVERY night, adopting a Mediterranean diet, just stop smoking, exercising to a level that it is slightly difficult to carry on a conversation for AT LEAST 30 minutes 6 days a week and picking something new to learn… maybe a new language, maybe read a book (Click the links there to get some tips on doing each of those.)
Just a side note, I’m splitting the difference. You’ve got a post from me today in lieu of yesterday and Monday, since Monday is a holiday. I know no one is going to be sitting at home waiting DESPERATELY for me to post on Monday. No, instead, you’ll all be out BBQ’ing or on the beach with your family for the Memorial Day holiday. You enjoy your family and I’ll enjoy mine. Don’t forget to say a little prayer of thanksgiving for those men and women who lost their lives, so we could enjoy our family, BBQ and beaches!