Neuropathy and Brain Neuroplasticity
I have been diagnosed as having Peripheral-neuropathy. I am aged 89 and extremely fit. Iam on nil medication for any reason, and am not in pain.. I have studied the new science of Neuroplasticity, and have started following the practices I need to adopt and actuall regrow my neurons to a full recovery. Are there any brain exercises out there that I can review?
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Hi Barry @user_che214927, That is such a great topic! I had once started reading a book "The Brain's Way of Healing" by Norman Doidge — http://www.normandoidge.com/ and found it very interesting. To be honest I got about half way through the book and gave it to a friend. From what I read it makes a ton of sense but I was in the wrong frame of mind to give it a try. It kind of reminds me of a saying that's been around a long time – "The Power of Positive Thinking". I actually think there is diet craze going on now that is using the technique.
What brain exercises have you found that worked for you?
Here is a Livestrong.com article that may give you some ideas. Brain Plasticity Exercises — https://www.livestrong.com/article/216213-brain-plasticity-exercises/
I also found an interesting TED Talk on YouTube – You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret
Stop doing thiñgs by habit. The new habits it autmatiçally creates nèw neuron growth in your brain.Iam right hand and now have chaned to left handed totally. Writing, eating texting. It9 nnot easy,but necessary. Drive your car via a new route daily.
I am learning to whistle.I stand and read a book out loud, as though addressing, an audience. Exercis for min 30 minutes a day, including balance and weights.It is a challenge, but also exciting as I learn new skills and see your own improvement. Good lucl. Continue reading that great book.
Hi, @user_che214927 – that is indeed an interesting topic. I'd like to invite a few others into this conversation to see if they have any thoughts on neuroplasticity and any practices one might adopt for restoring neurons, such as brain exercises, etc. Please meet @lynsorensen @jenniferhunter @rabbit10 @ujeeniack @gailfaith. I would be interested to know if you have adopted any such practices you might share, @user_che214927?
Yes, the book you mentioned is very good! I have loaned it out to others who have neurological problems and everyone who has read it thanks me! I'm looking forward to the video you provided.
When I was studying for a Master’s degree in Gerontology I read an interesting study: The Nuns Study
The aging nuns had ‘donated’ their brains for scientific study after their death. One of the nuns was very active taking care of the other aging nuns.
After death the brains of the older nuns had a significant amount of plaque. The active nun had little plaque.
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Hi, @helenfrances – wondering if you might offer the reference for the nun study you mentioned, in case others want to read more about it?
Put this on hold… I am going to a meeting and do not now have time to fact check the nuns study. Will do so when I return or you may want to Google it.
I am thinking the phenomenon was that the caregiver nun had the most plaque. Please stay tuned.
Please do me a favor👍
When I return the the meeting
you will have looked up the Nuns Study and posted the info!