Stating that the brain is the organ of movement, perception, judgment, executive and emotion, brain health means physical and mental health. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ said, “Regular movement, regular nutrition, learning new things and adapting ourselves to changing situations are important for the protection of brain health.” he said. Tanrıdağ also emphasized the importance of brain check-up in protecting brain health.
It is aimed to raise awareness by drawing attention to brain health on July 22, which is accepted as “World Brain Day” by the World Neurology Federation.
Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ made evaluations about improving brain health in his statement on the occasion of the World Brain Day.
Brain health means physical and mental health
Pointing to the importance of brain health, Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ said, “Because the brain is the organ of movement, perception, judgment, execution and emotion, brain health means physical and mental health. In this context, brain health means the neurological and psychiatric health of the person.” said.
Tips for maintaining brain health
prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ emphasized that regular exercise, regular nutrition, learning new things and adapting ourselves to changing situations are important for the protection of brain health.
Brain check-up is essential for everyone
Pointing out the importance of brain check-up in protecting brain health, Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ said, “In this sense, brain check-up is necessary not only for patients but for everyone. Brain check-up is no different from any organ check-up.” said.
Noting that brain check-up is important in the early diagnosis of some diseases, Tanrıdağ said, "First of all, learning the familial connections of neurological and psychiatric diseases is important for risk analysis of cerebrovascular diseases and risk analysis of all kinds of dementia diseases, including Alzheimer's." he said.
Be careful even once!
Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ also made evaluations about Alzheimer's disease, which is an important issue in brain health. prof. Dr. Tanridag listed the forgetfulness that can lead to Alzheimer's and should be considered if it is experienced even once:
- If the existence or whereabouts of the house or houses that have been owned for 50 years and have not been lived in in recent years is forgotten,
- If it is difficult to remember the places of frequently used items on a daily basis,
- If a President who died 15-20 years ago is confused with the current one,
- If people who are well known before and who are also known to be dead are mentioned as if they were alive,
- If the names and ages of grandchildren, which are not very many, are mixed up to 5-6,
If the above mentioned things are not considered to be forgotten when they are said, these symptoms are important signs for Alzheimer's.
Fear of being late, not Alzheimer's
Stating that it would be more realistic to talk about the factors that strengthen the brain and morale while describing the advice against Alzheimer's, Tanrıdağ said, “Alzheimer's is a disease that is not clear when it starts in the brain, but also weakens the brain and is associated with depression. In this context, instead of waiting for when the disease will appear, it would be realistic to make some lifestyle suggestions and have positive effects on the morale of the society. said.
prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdag shared his lifestyle recommendations against Alzheimer's as follows:
- Do not believe the myths about the disease,
- Don't live alone, don't stay home,
- Don't do the same things all the time, try new things.
- Don't be a person of your age! Get out of your status
- Stop sitting in the center of the world,
- Trust your intuition before logic.
- Controlled fasting is recommended, in our case fasting may correspond to this recommendation.
- Alternative medicine is of no use,
- Do not retire early and withdraw into your shell,
- If you are going to solve puzzles, choose sudoku,
- Stay away from hatred, think positive,
- Go to the places of your childhood and youth,
- Listen to music, sing if possible,
- Don't read the newspaper first thing in the morning.
- Stay away from news and discussion programs on television as much as possible,
- Prefer to watch more documentaries, TV series, music and cooking programs,
- Regular sex life stimulates the brain,
- If you have a family history of dementia such as Alzheimer's, consider your genetic risk.
- If you are over the age of 65, have an annual brain Check-Up, even if there is no apparent reason.