Head injuries are far too common. There is nothing 'mild' about Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), also known as concussion. Simple and Complex concussion are true syndromes. Prevention is the only cure but support and treatments are available.
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Nutrition and brain health are intricately related. Explore website resources related to what we may ingest that is good or bad for the brain. There are many diets and fads but we must learn what is good nutrition to be healthy and live well.
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Physical exercise, to gain fitness is the closest we can come to the 'Fountain of Youth'. Learn about brain chemicals that promote brain cell growth and brain reserve.
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Mental stimulation and challenge increase brain reserve by establishing new connections between brain cells. Mental stimulation is required to stay at baseline levels of cognitive function. Use it or lose it!
Refreshing sleep is a rquirement for feeling good and having optimal brain performance. Anabolic repair and consolidation of learned material take place during sleep. The immune system is also activated during sleep.
Stress is bad for the brain. We cannot avoid stress but we can learn to avoid being stressed. The stress hormone cortisol is catabolic. It can kill brain cells and shrinks the hippocampus, the mediating organ of learning and recall.
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The brain is exquisitely sensitive to hormones; therefore, hormone balance is important. This is an exciting area as neurosteroid chemistry is still in its infancy but rapidly growing. We must avoid hormone hazards and hormone havoc!
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TREATMENT OF DISEASE
A number of common diseases are independent risk factors for early onset dementia. Early diagnosis and treatment of these disorders is very impotant. With your initiative and collaboration a family physician can easily do this.
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