Many experts now believe you can prevent or at least delay dementia. The Minneapolis Star Tribune lists 10 ways to boost your brain health.
Older women who participated in a weight-training program at UBC did 13 percent better on tests of cognitive function than a group of women who did balance and toning exercises. “Resistance training may increase the levels of growth factors in the brain such as IGF1, which nourish and protect nerve cells,” said Teresa Liu-Ambrose, head of the university’s Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sat Jun 2 2012, By: Beth Howard, Link to full text