A recent study indicated ways that we can prevent Alzheimer's. Disclaimer: It has been proven that Alzheimer's is possibly a genetic disease, so some of us may be predestined to suffer. This study will help us put off the illness as long as humanly possible.
I've been fascinated by this disease ever since the Gipper (Ronald Reagan) was stricken by its ills. Along with a best-selling novel, now top-selling movie, "The Notebook" -- a Nicholas Sparks story told by a spouse who encountered the loss of their mate to this illness, I've been curious about its causes and preventions. Of all the things I could be debilitated with (and already have been), the loss of my memory would be one of the most devastating to me. My mind is constantly in motion, and requires that activity. I was born to be a multi-tasker.
So, the study was revealing to me. It listed 3 main ways to avoid the onset of Alzheimer's:
1. Eat fish 3 times a week (That "brain food" thing isn't a myth)
2. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
3. Socialize at least 3 times a week
As a social butterfly at times, I now have a valid reason for going out, attending a party, or hanging out with friends, as opposed to more "constructive" tasks. All you caterpillars out there that are losing your mind, break free and fly around a bit - it's good for the soul.