Do cross word puzzles, and learn a foreign language

@yanzalong (10151)
Indonesia
April 28, 2012 7:47pm CST
Dementia develops as we grow older. To slow down its attack, we can learn a foreign language, do cross word puzzles and learn to play some musical instruments. Imagine not remembering your beloved one. How dreadful will it be not to remember anything you love. Do dementia-suffering people still remember that they have a huge amount of money in the bank? What's your take my dear mylotters?
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
29 Apr 12
I'm getting forgetful these days as I understand it's part of growing old. But I do try to slow it down, as you said, by keeping my brain active. I like puzzles, and I am trying to learn another language. I'm not good in playing any musical instruments, but I like to read and try to memorize anything as much as I could. Hopefully all that would be enough to keep me for being too forgetful when I'm old.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
1 May 12
You are doing the right things to slow it down. What other languages are you learning now?
@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
1 May 12
Arabic & Chinese. But I'm taking my time learning them, it's not that easy for me. There's no pressure to learn them quickly as I'm learning just for my own enjoyment.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 May 12
Arabic is the best language I think. It's very rich in vocabulary and it's the oldest language as well. I'm trying to learn it as well.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
30 Apr 12
There are different types of dementia. Some forgets their loved ones, some remembers the past but forgets the present. When one is diagnosed with dementia, it's really hard to tell when they are telling the truth, when they are lying. Though it's not right for us to say they are lying, but their memories of certain situations really amaze people at times. It's not easy taking care of dementia sufferers because everything can change in a split second. I agree with what you mentioned, doing things to slow down its attack and even exercising does our brain good as well. So long we keep thinking, process things in our mind in a positive way, we can eventually prevent dementia from striking.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
1 May 12
It does amaze me how well you can describe about it. I am almost certain that your job has something to do with health education. Am I right?
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
8 May 12
Not really. I just came across people with such conditions and it's really not easy to handle them at all..
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
I think we should really keep our minds in tip-top condition always especially when we grow older. And doing puzzles and learning new things are some of the many ways to do so. Memory-loss can sometimes result not only because of dementia, but also with just our aging process. I mean, our brain is a part of our body, and as such, it is also prone to functional deterioration eventually. But like you said, we could help slow it down by 'exercising' our brains.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 12
Yes, I am lucky I always 'exercise' my brain and keep myself healthy by working out regularly and eat the right foods. Thank for sharing.
@TheIzers (680)
29 Apr 12
Well I don't know exactly because I don't know anyone with dementia but logically they don't. I think it's kind of funny to me if they do
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 12
I think forgetful people still remember their money. Don't you think so?