Improving Cognition – How and With What

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Improving Cognition – How and With What

Cognitive decline due to stroke, other illness or simply due to passage of time can be slowed down and in can be prevented through taking some habits and sticking with them. In order to do a brain workout you must engage in different activities that will fire up different parts of your brain.

Medical research is working on some ways to control the decline of cognitive abilities and to prevent them if possible. Some of the possible solutions help in prevention by covering some parts of the prevention process (they stimulate some parts of brain, and thus keeping them working) and others work on stopping or even reversing the effects of cognitive decline.

L-Theanine is one of the more promising possibilities in prevention of cognitive decline. L-Theanine is a relaxing agent, but it doesn’t cause sedation and it is also confirmed that it reduces the perception of stress and it slightly improves attention. If you mix L-Theanine with some Caffeine it improves the cognition. Cognitive benefits of L-Theanine can be seen through theanine that is found in green and black tea ingestion.

Until there is definite medical solution for prevention of cognitive decline we must fight it with what we can which is training our brain.cognition

A healthy body will house a healthy brain which is why physical activity is really important in prevention of cognitive decline. Part of the brain that is responsible for memory is stimulated by certain hormones that are released during exercise. But, to mention it early, brain workout must involve several of the ways of brain training that will be mentioned, not just one.

Need for new experience may subside once certain years pass, but the openness to new experience is needed to stimulate the brain. Stagnation in finding new exciting things makes the brain stagnate in which case it doesn’t do anything which should not be allowed.

Creativity should not be discarded and curiosity should be welcomed. Studies have shown that any kind of creativity boosts the brain functions which prevent cognition. For example, by playing an instrument brain starts to work a bit differently than it used to have, it integrates the whole new range of information. Several different studies came with the conclusion that curiosity especially in reading books has positive effects on brain functions.

   Cognitive-Impairment Lack of social connections and healthy interactions with other people cause disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and high levels of stress. By increasing the amount of social interaction these effects are reduced and after some time they stop disrupting brain functions.

Meditation which includes reflection on past events is also a good way to stimulate your brain by remembering different things which cause an array of emotions to show up. But thinking during that meditation should not be limited to past. You should stimulate your brain by envisioning different versions of your future as well.

Playing games that will train your brain as well as solving different puzzles are entertaining ways to keep your brain at 100 percent. But remember mixing several ways of brain exercise is necessary so don’t sit and play games all day, include some other forms of this brain exercise as well, because that is the only way to prevent cognitive decline and to improve your cognition.