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29 January 2009

Wrack your brains

By keeping your brain active, you can help prevent or at least delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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By keeping your brain active, you can help prevent or at least delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This debilitating condition impairs memory as well as other intellectual functions such as the ability to plan and to concentrate. It affects up to 10% of all people of the age of 65 years and nearly half of all people over 85 years.

Take action:
Here are two suggested brain exercises from Brainergy: 1.) Follow the second hand of a clock for one minute. Think of nothing else. Then close your eyes. See if you can hold them closed for exactly one minute. 2.) Pick up the page of a text and turn it upside down. Read from the bottom to the top. Notice how your brain stretches as you try to read the words and understand sentences. Click here to do a short memory test.

 
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