I just can’t resist this headline from this week’s Sunday Times (December 2013). ‘The Famous Five’ has such great connotations for me – it’s all about surreptitious reading and being transported into a world of adventure where the heroes (who were very similar to us) overcame unbelievable obstacles.
And what a challenge dementia is – my mother died with this hideous disease, not quite sure if she had had any children and still looking for my long dead Dad.
You will understand that every forgotten word is alarming to me, every trip into another room when the purpose forgotten causes me to consider panicking. I clutch optimistically to any hint on ‘how to avoid dementia’ and adopt a new regime (hoping not to forget why I am doing it!) so I read this article keenly.
Well, sorry for being repetitive, but it’s what I keep saying:
- stop smoking
- limit alcohol
- eat healthily
- use your brain
These are our ‘Famous Five’ – not exactly rocket science – but really easy. Why not make these your accountabilities for this week?