Monday, 8 October 2012

INSIDE THE MEMORIES OF DEAR DEMENTIA.

The split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing.

Will power is crucial to a successful life as much as a stimulation for an endurable memory, even to withstand the might and incurable DEMENTIA!


We are the prisoners of ideas.

CHANGE A HABIT

EAT WELL AND DON'T GET TOO TIRED

USE A REMINDER

ONE THING, ONE STEP AT A TIME

SET TARGETS

DEVELOP PLANNING

REWARD YOURSELF

Research has the ever loathly revered rising percentages in dementia affecting the majority of the inhabitants populating our blue planet, as part of a devastatingly destruction of a capable race.

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.

Dementia is characterized by the progressive loss of cognitive functioning as brain cells are destroyed. Major symptoms of dementia include personality changes, memory loss, neglecting to maintain personal hygiene, and trouble with speaking and socializing.

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.

While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause, dementia can also be triggered by a stroke, long-term substance abuse, Parkinson’s disease, severe head injuries, and other health conditions.

There's growing evidence that small changes in the way you walk, chew, sleep, and feel may be subtle early indicators of dementia.

Somehow people exhibit some signs of dementia long before the diagnosing of dementia by an expect.

Trouble Chewing Hard Foods

The act of biting into an apple may predict your odds of developing dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karlstad University in Sweden studied a sample of 577 people aged 77 or older and found that those who had trouble chewing hard food such as apples had a much higher risk of mental decline. The Swedish researchers offered one possible explanation: Since chewing is difficult when you have few or no teeth — which may be the case for some older people, they chew less, which reduces blood flow to the brain and therefore may put you at higher risk for dementia.

Slow Walking

Your walking style could predict your dementia risk, according to a report presented at the 2012 Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Several studies presented there found a correlation between walking abnormalities and signs of cognitive decline on neuropsychological tests. Another study presented at the conference analyzed the at-home walking behaviors of 19 older subjects using motion-sensor technology. They found those with a slow pace had smaller brain volumes, which is often true of people with dementia.

Trouble Sleeping

More bad news for night owls: Your sleep cycle now may lead to dementia later. In a December 2011 study published in Annals of Neurology, 1,300 healthy women over the age of 75 were followed over the course of five years. By the end of that time, 39 percent had developed some form of mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Researchers found that women with weaker circadian rhythms(those who performed less physical activity early in the day) were 80 percent more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia than women who were active early in the day.

Carrying Extra Pounds

Being overweight is linked to many health dangers — including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. But one study, published in May 2011 in Neurology, linked a high BMI to a higher dementia risk. In an analysis of 8,534 twins aged 65 and older, it was noted that 350 were officially diagnosed with dementia and 114 with possible dementia. When researchers tracked their BMIs from 30 years earlier, they found that those with dementia or possible dementia now were 70 percent more likely to have been overweight or obese back then.

Being Active

Worried that your extra weight could lead to cognitive decline later on? The answer may be to start a workout program. A July study presented in the Alzheimer's Association International Conference concluded that exercise may protect the aging brain.

Being Depressed

Feeling blue isn’t only bad for your emotional well-being, depression can take a toll on your brain health, too. A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry evaluated the medical records of more than 13,000 California residents over the course of six years. Those with late-life depression had double the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, while those with both mid- and late-life depression had more than triple the risk of developing vascular dementia.

Why don't you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don't is that you're in conflict with yourself.

Before death takes over, be able to tell yourself;- I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.