Does sending your kids back to school lower the risk for dementia?

There are those out there with back to school age children; as well as those of us who remember the start of a new school year with new found freedoms outside of our homes for a few hours a day. Either way you are living it or remember it: Does this lower the risk of dementia in parents/caretakers?  If that were the case everyone would have kids and hang on to the ones they had…maybe? In all seriousness it has been found that fish(Omega 3s) and diets rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids may be associated with lower dementia risk.

According to an article in WebMd: “A diet rich in certain omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of developing dementia,” according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. “In a study of more than 2,000 older women and men followed for nearly five years, the more omega-3-rich oily fish they ate, the lower their risk of developing dementia.” In particular, the study authors looked at the “omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eiosapentaenoic acid), found in salmon, sardines, tuna, halibut, and mackerel.” These are the best sources of Omega 3 from oily fishes.

In our office, we suggest a fish oil supplement with EPA and DHA amino acids, which, as stated, are the good Omega 3s. This increases blood circulation to the areas of your vision that are central to your vision function.  This balances our intake of Omega 6. Omega 3s from this source increases blood circulation throughout your body, is a natural anti-inflammatory and is heart healthy. I often wonder what the difference is between this and a suggested dose of 81mg of aspirin daily.  I like the natural route myself.  You might as well get some enjoyment out of trying to be healthy!  Whether you like eating pill supplements or reeling in the salmon..let’s keep our heads about us!! Dr. Warren Johnson/Dr. Burt , 

Keep your Head!!


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