As Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, wrote in the 18th-century, “The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.” You may recognize the importance of eating right, good sleep, exercise and social interaction in cultivating a healthy brain and body. But there are a few secrets of neuroprotection that even Gulliver may not have discovered in his far-reaching explorations.
1. Pump Down The Volume.
Pump Down the Volume = Protect Your Hearing. One in three adults over the age of 65 experiences hearing loss. Hearing loss has been linked to depression, memory loss and dementia. Hearing aids may be an option but there is no medication to treat loss of hearing, so prevention is key. Avoid loud noise, especially prolonged exposure.