How to keep your brain healthy
Address Sensory impairments
Untreated sensory loss leads to less stimulation to the brain and decreases social interactions, thereby increasing the chance of cognitive decline.
Exercise helps to improve blood flow to the brain, lower levels of stress hormones, reduce inflammation and promote cardiovascular health.
Manage health conditions
Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol & Obesity can negatively impact your brain health and overall health
Your diet plays a large role for your Brain Health. A healthy balanced diet (see below) is recommended by the WHO for risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia.
high alcohol consumption can have a negative impact mood, psychological functioning, interpersonal relationships and cognitive and memory functioning on the long run.
Abstain from tobacco in any form. Speak to a professional regarding smoking cessation.
The experience of reminiscing on one’s past is a proven therapeutic intervention that improves self-esteem as well as feelings of fulfilment and comfort (Klever, 2013).
Adequate and quality sleep is needed for body repair and consolidation of learning and memory, as well as psychological functioning such as reduced feelings of stress and increase of positive moods.
It is recommended that healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best.
Talking and communicating with other people keeps the mind active, working the memory and stimulating emotions.