Meditate to Both Reduce Anxiety and to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

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A recent study by Dr. Linda Mah shows that higher levels of anxiety in study subjects were associated with a greater prevalence of Alzheimer’s and dementia.  This raises the question of whether reducing anxiety could prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Do Brain Exercises Help Prevent Dementia?

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While more evidence is needed, there are signs that brain exercises and learning new skills can help prevent dementia.  Recent data, such as the ACTIVE study (with ~2,800 patients aged 65+) show cognitive benefits lasting up to 5 years for seniors engaged in brain exercises, with reports of these gains translating more broadly into their everyday lives.  Other studies have shown that before symptoms appear, seniors can reduce the risk or even prevent dementia by keeping mentally active and learning new skills.  These should be new skills and activities that help you to learn new things– crossword puzzles, sudoku and reading books from your favorite author aren’t necessarily enough.  New forms of exercise, dance, learning musical instruments or a new foreign language can help slow the erosion of brain cells and create new neural connections, which can reduce or prevent dementia.  In addition to the positive health benefits, each of these activities…

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To Have A Healthy Brain When You’re Old, You Need To Do This In Midlife

Interesting post on the links between a healthy diet, diabetes and brain health courtesy of MEDIC FINDER!

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If you?ve been putting off exercise or swearing you?ll start eating healthier tomorrow ? here?s your wake up call. A new study says diabetes in midlife could increase your risk for cognitive decline later on.
It?s estimated that just under one in 10…
To Have A Healthy Brain When You’re Old, You Need To Do This In Midlife

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Billionaire hedge fund manager on the benefits of meditation

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Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio, billionaire founder and head of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, has some interesting things to say about meditation:

“Meditation, more than any other factor, has been the reason for what success I’ve had.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ray-dalio-2014-2#ixzz3IRdSnu3o

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