Prevent dementia with this powerful advice 

The Good Life Letter 

28th April 2011

Whenever I visit my Dad and witness his daily struggle with dementia, I just HAVE to sit down and write a Good Life Letter about how to prevent dementia.

If his problems have a silver lining, it's that they inspire me to investigate new, natural solutions to this terrible problem.

Because it's something we ALL want...

We want our minds to stay sharp for our whole lives. We want to be able to remember the joyous events we've experienced (except for certain rugby matches).

We all want to remember names and faces, keep our humour, wisdom and compassion... and feel 100% ourselves 'til the day we die.

It doesn't sound like too much to ask, does it?

But sadly, it's something we can't take for granted...

Why a million of us face the agony of

As you age, your brain tissue comes under constant attack. Cells die. The old connections falter and flicker. And you face the increased threat of dementia and Alzheimer's.

And this IS a growing problem. According to The Alzheimer's Society:

There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021.

More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia.

And it can affect young people too. There are over 16,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.

If you're worried about dementia and want to know how to help protect yourself as much as you can then please read on. I've got some important advice for you.

NEW research reveals the key to protecting your mind

Trial after trial, study after study... they all point to one thing...

The more you keep your brain stimulated, the better you can protect yourself from age-related memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Valentina Garibotta from San Raffaele University in Milan released some amazing research results to the journal Neurology.

He's found that tissue damage leads more quickly to memory loss in the 'less intellectually stimulated.'

To put it another way, the less mentally simulated you are, the less your brain can deal with tissue damage as you get older....

....and the more devastating the effect of this tissue damage will be.

How to create a buffer against Alzheimer's, dementia, and age related memory loss

His team believe that by undergoing continually mentally demanding activity, you can form a uffer against the effects of Alzheimer's. It's as if you have a 'reserve' of brainpower to dip into when times get tough.

If old age is life's 'credit crunch'... then your memory power is your secret stash of savings.

So how can you start building your protective buffer against dementia, Alzheimer's and the like?

Well, just like body builders go to the gym, you can also exercise your brain.  Researchers believe that performing regular, targeted brain training can also boost your brain's cognitive reserve.

And there's no better way to do this than to try this: go RIGHT to the heart of the matter and try this amazing course in memory and concentration.

Take a look at this:


A powerful way to keep your mind alert

A few years ago I introduced Good Lifers to this brilliant course, and it's still going strong.

Dr Bruno Furst's Course in Memory and Concentration is run by Bowden College, an online adult education centre.

There's a great tutorial team behind it, including Rachel Campbell-Johnston, a Times newspaper correspondent... Frances Donnelly, an ex-presenter of Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour'... James Knox, former publisher of the Spectator... Rowley Leigh, a television chef and author... and Jonathan Self, brother of Will, a journalist.

The course is easy to follow. You don't need any special skills (the only requirement is that you can read English!) And you don't have to leave your home to do it. They send you all the materials you need.

The only thing you have to do is read the course for as little as 20 minutes a day. Get your brain working for a short intense period, and watch your memory improve immediately.

Bowden College guarantee that if you do this, you'll see amazing results within 30 days, or you'll get your money back in full.

So there's nothing to lose by trying it. Go here  and take a look at their website - there's a ton of useful information about the course:


If you regularly struggle to remember names, dates, or events, this is something you should definitely try.

But more importantly, this is a fantastic way to get your brain into shape and create a barrier against the effects of dementia.

In my view, keeping your brain active through this kind of daily home training is one of the most powerful things you can do.

As always, diet helps, too...

Foods that help protect your brain

  • Fruit and vegetable that have been shown to help the brain fight the causes of Alzheimer's are pomegranates, wild blueberries, broccoli and spinach, and apples.
  • Eat plenty of fish and seeds that include omega-3 oils. But make sure it's good quality
    and free from any taints of mercury.
  • Eat foods packed with anti-oxidants and you'll protect your brain from cell damage.
    These foods include green tea, red wine, berries, tomatoes, garlic, red grapes, spinach
    and cabbage.

I'll be back with more 'food for thought' (get it?) on Sunday.

Oh, and if you haven't already, remember to check out this brilliant home memory
improvement course:


Yours as always,



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