Neurologist-Recommended Brain Health Enhancements

It controls "thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates our body," according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

"You can change this by coming up with a set sleeping schedule (at least six to seven hours) and sticking to it."

Sleep enough

"[R]esearchers found that people over 65 who consistently slept more than nine hours every night had twice the risk of developing dementia ," writes Boston University's The Brink.

Don't oversleep

Physical activity improves cognition, reduces anxiety, depression, and dementia risk, according to the CDC. 

Get exercise

Water regulates body temperature, prevents infections, maintains organ function, and boosts mood. 

Stay hydrated


"By surrounding yourself with family and friends, you build emotional connections which lead to longevity," explains Aggarwal.

Create friendships

"Anxiety and depression have been linked to a higher risk of memory loss," says Aggarwal. 

Be hopeful

 Healthy eating improves heart health, prevents disease, and maintains weight.

Eat brain-healthy

 He also recommends limiting TV time.That's passive and doesn't engage your brain."

Work your brain