Bridge forces players to think and develop strategy. The ideal duo for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2040, France should have more than two million Alzheimer’s patients. If there is currently no treatment to overcome it, medications relieve certain symptoms of this neurodegenerative disease.
How to protect yourself from him? Unfortunately, no miracle recipe, but measures to be taken every day to reduce the risk. For example, it is advisable to eat healthily, maintain social ties, exercise regularly, etc. Another key: stimulate your brain with activities. Advice verified by Professor of Public Health and French Alzheimer’s Director Philippe Amouyel s A full life : “The brain is a muscle that must be trained like an athlete to help it resist the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease for as long as possible.“.
Keep your brain alert
And for that, bridge seems perfect because this activity combines brain stimulation and social relationships. “As for the game itself, it is our best brain trainer: we activate the frontal areas of the brain that ensure the execution of complex and multiple tasks, such as remembering our cards, making decisions and interacting with a partner, so many simultaneous functions that wake up our neurons and keep them“, describes psychiatrist Véronique Lefebvre des Noëttes, a specialist in the elderly.
Professor Amouyel notes the interest of this mind sport in preserving the brain. The bridge actually helps develop the brain’s ability to make new connections between neurons. And don’t stop at the bridge to boost your brain. Other card games, board games, etc. have the same benefits to keep Alzheimer’s away for as long as possible.
Alzheimer’s Foundation recalls the nine main symptoms of the disease: slurred speech, memory loss, loss of judgment, difficulty planning or solving problems, withdrawal from work or social activities, disorientation, mood changes, difficulty performing daily tasks, and inability to recognize familiar objects or persons.
If you are worried about yourself or someone close to you, do not hesitate to consult your doctor. He may refer you to a specialist facility for further tests and examinations.
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