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brain games, etc. - how much protection against genetics?
My husband and I are both overall pretty healthy, active, eat well. We both have dementia in our family histories, and he has Alzheimer's. How much will brain games, health, activity, etc., protect us against genetics?

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Hi grammycarol,

I just read your comments. The truth is dementia runs in my family too.
This does concern me somewhat. I try not to think about it too much.
My dad passed away more than 10 years ago as a result of complications from a stroke he'd had. We're pretty sure he had alzheimers. My mom
suspects my dad's mom had alzheimers too later on in her life.
A few weeks ago, the topic of dementia came up on a news program my
husband and I were watching. We're both retired. Anyway, a doctor was
on the program stating that things like doing crossword puzzles, playing
brain games and any activity challenging your brain to think, solve problems and solve puzzles were very helpful. As far as I know, the cause
of alzheimers is still not known. I'm in my late fifties. My husband is in his
mid sixties. I'm hoping as time goes on, the cause of alzheimer and how
to prevent alzheimer will be discovered. Till then, I think it's important to
be active as much as possible, eat healthy foods, think positively. I don't
know if these things can protect us from genetics. I've come to the conclusion some things in life we can control and other things we can't.
There's no sense in worrying about things that haven't happened yet.
I wish you both the best of health. Eve :)
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I had those memory concerns too. I have found some promising supplements that I am using.. I feel they are effective.
1) Mg L Threonate- is the new for of Magnesium that crosses the blood brain barrier. Helping with long term memory.
2) Vit B complex 100 mg each Vit. protects from Alzheimers
3) Huperzine -   cholinesterase inhibitor, works for  faster recent memory recall.
4) Ginko Bilova- opens up the blood vessels for better brain circulation.
It works !.. I feel better and not so afraid of memory loss for the future..
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