More and more studies are showing that lifestyle plays a huge role in retarding the onset of symptoms of aging and in preventing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, more than half the factors that impact your rate of aging can be partially (if not completely) impacted positively by your own choices. (Refer to my book: Aging-Proofing Your Brain—21 factors within your partial or complete control, available on Amazon.com) One of these factors is your mindset. Do you have a positive mindset and style of communication with yourself and with others? If the answer is no, set about changing that immediately. I call this the 20:80 Rule strategy. When confronted with negative stress (distress), 20% of the effect to your brain and body can be attributed to the event itself; 80% is related to your mindset and to the weight you give to the event. You may not be able to do much about the 20%; you can do almost everything about the 80% because you create those perceptions. A positive mindset is linked with positive electromagnetic (Em) energy generated and released by your neurons; positive Em energy helps your brain and body organs function more effectively. You’re the only person who can do this for you and my brain’s opinion is that it is worth the effort.