Do this for ten minutes a day – and you are not in danger of dementia

In recent years, the death rate due to dementia has been on the rise in Britain. Despite the high rates, the disease can be prevented by doing one activity every day.

In Britain every year about 67,000 people lose their lives due to dementia. This is a mind-boggling figure, but it will only grow in the coming years and decades. New data indicate that one in three of today’s newborns is bound to develop dementia. However, a recent study shows that there is a new way to stop the development of this disease.

According to this study, just 10 minutes of self-examination a day can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia.

Scientists have found that when older people regularly evaluate their feelings, thoughts and behavior, it helps them focus, solve problems better and retain memory much better than those who do not do such self-analysis.

The findings of the study are so significant that the Alzheimer’s Society has decided to support him.

In a statement, the society noted that such research work will, over time, “reduce the risk of dementia through psychological treatment that will help people think clearly.”

Commenting on the study, research team leader Harriet Demnitz-King said: “This is remarkable because there is currently no effective prevention of dementia. So identifying other protective factors could be really important to improve the situation.”

Demnitz-King had the following to say about this: “Introspection is the desire to take a step back and try not to judge yourself too harshly. It is an active assessment of your own thoughts, feelings and actions.”

“When we are in a bad mood, when problems arise, we try to think about how they can be solved, not dwelling on our negative thoughts, but thinking about a solution.”

There is a proven link between introspection and improved cognitive function. But scientists don’t yet know why it helps reduce the risk.

Still, researchers like Demnitz-King say the findings are encouraging. The same optimism is experienced by charitable organizations, among which the Alzheimer’s Society.

Speaking about the study, Dr. Richard Oakley said, “Scientists have shown for the first time that introspection is associated with improved brain function in areas affected by dementia. More scientific research is needed to fully understand the implications of these findings. But if Introspection does indeed have a positive effect on brain function, and there is a chance that someday we will be able to reduce the risk of dementia with psychological treatments that help people think clearly.”

Professor David Bartres-Faz of the University of Barcelona adds: “Together, these findings provide important indications of very specific ingredients that should be included in cognitive-behavioral interventions to maintain and improve cognitive function in old age.”

“This study is particularly relevant because it highlights the need for careful analysis of the psychological processes that help keep the brain healthy.”

The existence of dementia has been known for over a hundred years, but currently there are no treatments that would stop the irreparable damage caused by dementia to the brain. We cannot say that there are no drugs for this disease, they are simply not very effective.

That is why so much attention is paid to methods of preventing this disease, and not just its treatment.

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