The relationship of sleep to an increased incidence of dementia, treatment in nature and healthy food

Dr-Mohammed Hafez Ibrahim

The Chinese Health Authority conducted a population study conducted on the elderly in China, that sleep For long periods and early, the risk of dementia can increase.. The study stated that there are patterns of sleep that may lead to cognitive disorders, affecting brain health. With age. Where sleep affects an individual’s risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and deterioration in mental abilities. In terms of the number, quality and different patterns of sleep, it is a group of factors that affects brain health and may lead to dementia in the future, but contrary to what is common, a clinical investigation published by the American Geriatrics Association indicates that long hours of sleep and early sleep time, may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s

This study was conducted on people from rural areas of China, aged between 3000 and 74 years, found that dementia appears at a higher rate in rural areas compared to urban areas . According to the study, rural residents usually go to bed early, and may sleep for more than eight hours, and because sleep is a complex biological process, researchers believe that the assessment of people living in the countryside with their dementia has been associated with diverse lifestyles related to culture, education, economy and social communication. . The study also confirmed that the human body and human health A mentality needs sleep hours ranging from seven to nine hours, as experts stress the importance of getting plenty of sleep, for its positive repercussions on health as a whole, but today’s study confirms that sleeping for a long time may be associated with sleep disorders and cognitive decline .

The British National Health Authority explained another study, which had linked sleep for more than eight hours a day, and the risk of heart disease. different., where Dr. Hadi Jardaq, a consultant in internal medicine and sleep medicine, explained that the elderly people sleep in the early hours and over 8 hours and keep them away from social life , affects mental health and is associated with health problems, the most important of which are Alzheimer’s and heart disease . Dr. Hadi Jardaq also considered that sleep in general is very important for human health. And for his mental and mental development and for the secretion of the required hormones in time and in calculated and accurate quantities, and if there is any confusion in the sleep system, our life will be affected from the medical and psychological point of view . He explained that informing the elderly in our Arab societies of their families and following their lives, in general It is important to reduce Alzheimer’s cases in our societies, which makes the cases of dementia in our societies much less than the rest of foreign societies, for example, China, where the rate of dementia reached 7 or 8 percent..

Dr. Hadi Jardaq considered that the rest of the age groups suffer from lack of sleep due to technology and the ease of following pages on social networking sites, and at the same time the person who is in His age is not advanced and he sleeps a lot, this may be an indication of his frustration and depression. Physical exertion and resting the mind, as well as staying away from electronics at night and reducing caffeine from stimulants, lack of sleep or increasing a problem that deserves consulting a doctor to avoid the consequences on health. And that being satisfied with a good sleep at the end of the week can be good for young people from the age of 15 to 25 years old , but as the age progresses, this system becomes useless to restore the body’s activity and efficiency..

explained with him Dr. Max Planck said that walking and staying only an hour in nature or for a shorter period can help walking in natural places to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and depression, improve mood and focus better, sleep well and improve memory. And human history has shown that rural environments, where ancestors lived for thousands of years, were healthier than cities, which are considered a new type of unhealthy life. Despite the advantages of many cities, they often lead to mental health stress. Where research has linked urban environments to an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems, including schizophrenia, compared to rural settings .

Research points to a simple solution. A visit to green natural areas, even for a short period, can help with a range of mental and physical health benefits, including Includes lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety and depression, improved mood, focus, memory, good sleep, and faster recovery. Several studies have supported this association . Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development sought an answer about whether walking could spark beneficial changes to the brain . The researchers examined the amygdala in the brain, a small structure in the center of the brain. They are involved in stress processing, emotional learning, and the fight-or-flight response, and research suggests that they are less active during stress in rural versus urban dwellers, but this does not necessarily mean that rural life is causing this effect, as it can be the other way around .

63 The researchers asked the volunteer participants Adults in Germany, who are in good health, fill out questionnaires and perform important tests of working memory as well as undergo fMRI scans while answering the questionnaire. The subjects were then randomly selected to walk for one hour in either an urban area (a busy shopping area in Berlin) or a natural environment (the Grunwald Forest in Berlin. Then the researchers asked each group to walk a specific route in either location, without deviating from the track or using their mobile phones along the way. Then each study participant had another fMRI scan of the brain, having performed an additional stressful task and filled out another questionnaire.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) showed decreased activity in the amygdala after a walk in the woods and beneficial effects of nature, the researchers reported, supporting the idea that nature can lead to beneficial effects in areas of the brain associated with stress. 60 It seems that it can happen in just 60 a minute . says an environmental neuroscientist Dr Simon Kuhn, chair of the Lise Meitner Group of Environmental Neurosciences at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, said the findings support a putative positive relationship between nature and brain health, and are the first study to establish a causal link. Participants who walked in the forest reported regaining more attention and enjoying the same walk than those who walked in urban areas, a finding consistent with the results of the fMRI study as well as scientific research .

The researchers also pointed out something interesting about people who walked in urban areas. Although amygdala activity did not decrease as those who walked in nature, it also did not increase, despite spending an hour in a crowded urban environment.. The researchers said that the results are in favor of walking in natural environments, in contrast to exposure to urban walking, which can cause additional pressures on humans, but there may be a positive sign for city dwellers, which is that the effect of pressure may be less strong or widespread than Studies refer to it if walking is practiced .

The US Food and Drug Administration has clarified the effect of the system food for life. Where the American study looked at nutritional systems to find out the relationship between food and aging, and the study, issued by the American Columbia University, explained that balance is the key to healthy food to achieve a healthy body . Nutrition experts have long been preoccupied with determining appropriate dietary patterns and diets, to ensure human health and longevity, as researchers from Columbia University in the United States refuted the results of the study, saying that it was based on a specific food product only, without looking at the nutritional experience in general. .

The new study described proper nutrition as a complex matter, as it was conducted on more than 1500 a person, their ages ranged between 3000 and 84 years . It took four years to examine the study sample to know the association of food intake with aging, and it was concluded that the balance in the intake of all nutrients is the most appropriate for humans of all ages, and that a diet rich in protein Accelerates the aging process early in life, but is more beneficial in the elderly.. The study revealed that many of our diets depend on the presence of the vitamin “E” and vitamin “C” ), and confirmed that their effectiveness is usually related to the consumption of these vitamins together .

Norwegian scientists attributed the pollution of the body There are three factors to keep the brain healthy and strong with age, which are physical activity, scientific passion, and social relationships. Various parts of the body need regular exercises from time to time, and perhaps the simplest of them is walking, which develops the nervous system and the nervous system. . The study noted that the elderly who exercised three times a week had increased activity. Neurotransmitters, and emotional and family relationships, stimulate an individual’s mental abilities through complex biological factors that prevent brain damage . This Norwegian study also confirmed that passion Towards learning new things that helps to develop the neural networks of the brain.

The US Food and Drug Administration explained to Some tips to make healthy eating easier. If you ever feel confused or intimidated about how to start eating healthy, there are thousands of studies, books and information about healthy food, and the truth is that healthy eating is simple, easy and friendly, and all you have to do is stay consistent with daily habits, make informed decisions and manage control self. The first steps towards this positive change in lifestyle are by implementing the following strategies:

= Get rid of junk food: Eliminate all junk food in your home. By doing so, you eliminate the temptation to give in to craving.

= Set your nutritional goals: Be realistic about how you plan to make each goal a reality, even short-term goals are milestones, and start small by replacing all your drinks with water instead of soda, or start eating vegetables with every meal for a week.

= Prepare the menu ahead of time : Never go to the store when you’re hungry or lack a ready-made menu, and doing so makes you more likely to buy things impulsively and spend money on unhealthy items.

= Prepare meals ahead of time: Meal prep helps you define and fix what your diet plan will look like. This removes the junk food craving factor, and meal prep saves you time and money.

= Eat healthy snack all day long: To keep your appetite eating healthy snacks The whole day . Unsalted nuts are great snacks that not only taste good but are also filling..

= Practice a healthy eating mindset: A healthy eating mindset is determined by paying attention to your eating habits and decisions Focusing on the flavor and texture of the food you eat enhances your enjoyment of the meal .

= Exercising with Healthy Eating : Adding exercise to a healthy diet habit to reap the full benefits and daily exercise helps maintain weight and reduce disease .