Mauris Griffin

Zekel Healthcare
Atlanta, GA, United States

About Mauris


Zekel Healthcare a medical device development company that design, patent, and market medical devices related to Alzheimers, Dementia. This slowly progressive disorder leads to loss of executive functioning (planning and sequencing abilities, insight and judgment), language skills, visual perceptual skills and finally, almost all brain functions are lost.

An idea worth spreading

Alzheimers disease cannot be prevented, at least at present. The disorder can however be postponed by controlling our diet, exercise profile, medical risk factors an exercise our brain. The best diet to follow for the prevention of Alzheimers disease is a Mediterranean diet. This diet consists of consuming red meat only a few times a month. Sweets, eggs, poultry, and fish can be consumed a few times a week. Finally yogurt, cheese, olive oil, vegetables, beans, nuts, fruit and berries, whole grain bread, pasta, rice, couscous, potatoes, can be consumed daily.

Active exercise could include running, jogging, golf, senior sports, and walking. A brisk walk every other day for 30 minutes is excellent exercise. Of all physical exercise, dancing seems to offer the greatest prevention. This probably is accounted for not only the exercise itself but the musical enlightenment as well as the social interaction.

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Alzheimers disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.

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Eating a heart healthy diet like the DASH diet or the Mediterranean diet is essential, as brain health and heart health are very closely related.

My TED story

Spice things up. India has a much lower incidence of Alzheimers disease, and many researchers believe it may be due in part to their extensive use of turmeric (a component of curry) in their cooking.

Turmeric contains a powerful phytonutrient called curcumin which may help protect the brain from Alzheimers disease in several ways. Research is currently underway to determine the optimal intake (very little taken by mouth actually gets to the brain) but consuming curry regularly along with a little healthy fat may help and certainly can't hurt.

Make changes to your lifestyle today, and be consistent, to decrease your risk of Alzheimers disease. All of the things that I mentioned work much better for prevention than for slowing of progression or treatment.