Many of you have heard of dementia mitigation. Since there is no cure for dementia, mitigating it is the next best option but what exactly is dementia mitigation?
Dementia is defined as a disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders and more. Which also causes memory loss. Mitigation is the attempt to reduce the severity of something. So dementia mitigation is the attempt to decrease the risk of developing dementia and memory loss.
Think of your brain like a muscle, you need to use it or lose it. The use it or lose it idea really does greatly apply to the brain and memory loss. To prevent memory loss, you must keep your brain active and sharp.
New and novel learning helps release glutamate, which is a brain transmitter that is involved with learning and memory. Glutamate plays a critical role in cognition and the formation of memories. The release of glutamate helps keep your brain in shape and helps with maintaining your memory.
Dementia mitigation is actually pretty simple; it just takes a little lifestyle change. Try to make it a habit to learn new things. By doing this, you will be able to release more glutamate to keep your brain healthy and active.
Brain games are one way to mitigate dementia and memory loss. Challenging your brain with games and activities is important. Just remember that you don’t always want things to come easy, making your brain work is going to strengthen it.
Research shows learning new things and exercising the brain, like with brain games, can maintain brain health and mitigate memory loss. With dementia rising in the next decade, now is the time to start doing things to prevent memory loss and the onset of dementia.
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