My great-grandmother was recently diagnosed with dementia. That really started to make me think about the diagnosis, and that you really don't know if you are developing this disease until it is too late. You must prevent the disease before it is too late.
The best thing you can do to prevent dementia is to do brain teasers. They are often quite fun to accomplish! I love to play all types of mind games, such as logic and sudoku. They are very easy to incorporate into your daily regimen. I love the pocket sized books, very easy to carry in my purse so I can pull out a puzzle when I'm in a waiting room at an office. There are many websites available for all types of brain teasers, and even programs that will give certain games just for you and will adapt to your learning like a boot camp for your brain so you can make yourself smarter!
Have a smarter day!
-Rachelle Lambert, L.Ac.