World Alzheimer's Day: Tips to keep your brain active and healthy

As the brain ages, the risk of neurodegenerative diseases goes up. By doing regular physical and mental exercises, socialising and

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Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia worldwide, generally affects elderly. It is advised to stay physically and mentally active to prevent the risk of the disease. Eating a healthy diet also plays an important role in keeping the brain healthy. Here are tips by Dr. Pavan Pai, Neurologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road.(Pixabay)

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1. Exercise: One is advised to exercise for at least 30 minutes, be it a walk, aerobics, strength training or any kind of physical activity five times a week to prevent development of Alzheimer's disease or slow down its progression.(Pixabay)

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2. Take charge of your mental health: To reduce risk of AD, you must focus on enhancing your cognitive health - listen to music, try to memorize things and not just rely on mobile.(Pixabay)

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3. Challenge your brain: You must keep your brain active by reading newspapers, solving puzzles, learning new skills, playing cards, brain training games like Sudoku and crosswords etc.(Pixabay)

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4. Yoga, meditation and socializing: All these are very effective for your mental health.(Pixabay)

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5. Bond with children: If you have grandchildren, engage and play with them. This kind of bonding is mutually beneficial as children are learning new things from their grandparents, while elderly can keep their brain active by teaching them things.(Pixabay)

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6. Balanced diet: A diet rich in essential nutrients like vegetables, pulses, olives and nuts is extremely important. Cut down on junk food, spicy and oily food as that is harmful for your brain health.(Pixabay)

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