But she and her scientist colleagues at Anti-AgingGames.com have pored through 17,000 to assemble their final list.
And she began zipping through them, while I furiously took notes.
- 30 min of walking, 5 times / week — can result in 33% less Alzheimer's.
-OK, I'm in trouble here.
- Doing mind-engaging games or any kind of interactive learning activity.
-Aces in that department.
- Avoid lead and toxic chemicals. What? Smoking doubles your risk of dementia.
- Good there, quit 7 years ago. But other toxic chemicals are a concern, because we don't always know what we're dealing with. Amini suggested checking CosmeticsDatabase.com for safety ratings on shampoos, soaps, sunscreens, cleaning supplies, and makeup – and switch to safer brands if you need to.
- Relax! Everyday stress shrinks your brain.
-Oh no! This is very bad news.
- Be social: Make time for your friends, especially later in life.
- Pretty good in that department, but worry about my parents.
- Protect your head. Again, what? Head injuries might increase your risk of Alzheimer's.
-Actually not in good shape here, don't wear a helmet when bike riding.
- Have a sense of purpose.
Actually, this reminds me of the New Years list I made for you, almost point for point. And I don't have 17,000 studies. Although I missed out on head injuries.
And yes that's only 7 out of 10. Because then she said, we don't have to take notes. Ugh. Here's the full list.
And if you want to make it even easier, you can watch her tell you herself:
Frankly, playing games and seeing friends seems like a fun prescription for youth. I can do that. And get a helmet. How about you?