I care about my physical health, but I care even more about my cerebral health, and as I watch older folks battling with dementia, I am very aware how real the disease is. If I am going to live longer, I would like to put in the work to keep cognitive decline at bay.
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As I watch my parents and their friends not only grow older but live longer, I cannot help but feel that I need to be doing more for my brain health. According to Dementia Care Central, other than diet, exercise and socialising, mental exercises are key. But what can I do at 48 to exercise my brain? I can barely remember what I ate for dinner last night! Am I now expected to study a new language or take up chess?
I sadly only got to experience later in life how enthralling, consuming and insightful a great book can be. Doctors and specialists repeatedly highlight the importance of reading to prevent the onset of dementia and similar diseases. I am a big fan of Jim Kwik, so I decided to follow his reading tips.
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