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“Imay be beginning to disappear.” That’s how having Alzheimer’s disease is described by Julie Christie’s character Fiona in “Away From Her.” Sadly, it’s a reality shared by many.

So, here are a few tips to keep your brain young.

Control blood pressure. Reduce brain strain and boost oxygenation. Keep your blood pressure at or below 115/76.

Manage stress. Get 12 minutes of meditation daily.

Exercise vigorously for 20 minutes three times a week increases the memory centre in your brain. And 900 milligrams of DHA omega-3 daily can help the elderly with early brain dysfunction make their brains six to seven years younger.

Brush, floss and go to the dentist. Blocking the immune system’s reaction to gum disease helps the brain.

Get plenty of vitamin D-3, coffee and curcumin (found in the spice turmeric). Get 1,000 IU of D-3 daily from food and supplements.

Clearly, treating your brain right keeps you sharper!


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