There is alarming research that states our diet has great influence over brain decline.
This comes from "Grain Brain" by David Perlmutter, MD...
"One of the most frequent questions I get at my clinic from famililies of patients is How did this happen? What did my mother (or father, brother, sister) do wrong?... But if I had to tell family members (myself included) the absolute truth given what we know today, I'd say that their loved one may have done one or more of the following:
-lived with chronic high blood sugar levels even in the absence of diabetes
-eaten too many carbohydrates throughout his or her life
-opted for a low-fat diet that minimized cholesterol
-had undiagnosed sensitivity to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley"
For a number of decades we've gotten it all wrong with our food...especially in America. The food pyramid is total B.S.!
I'm certain that music or any activity that keeps the brain moving is a big help, but it' just a small piece of the puzzle.
My father-in-law suffers from a combination of extreme anxiety and dementia, so it's a topic very close to home for my lady and I. He always ate huge meals, drank lots of beer, and lived a very high stress lifestyle running his own businesses.
Consider checking out "Grain Brain" and also "The Better Brain Book" by David Perlmutter, MD.
Switching from beer to red wine is a good place to start.
I wish you many more years of happy health and music!!!
Last edited by conte2music : 12-30-2013 at 11:32 AM.