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How Ping Pong Can Help Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

ping pong can help prevent alzheimer's diseaseAccording to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or AFA, over 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. Also, the presence of Alzheimer’s and dementia in people over the age of 65 doubles every five years. Even those who are young can develop early on-set Alzheimer’s disease when they start to display symptoms.

We all know too well that it’s disheartening to see the brains of our loved ones slowly deteriorate and have to resort to taking a surplus of medication and going to therapy sessions every week. But there might be a way to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to a Japanese study, “The Effectiveness of Exercise Intervention on Brain Disease Patients: Utilizing Table Tennis as a Rehabilitation Program” it has shown that through the playing ping pong and other engaging table games and activities, Alzheimer’s sufferers showed a reduced need for medication, an improvement in long term memory and a dramatic decrease in brain deterioration.

Through this study, MRI scans on the participants’ brains showed that ping pong can activate up to five different sections of their brains simultaneously. In effect, the subjects’ awareness and cognitive thinking ability showed great improvement. What happens is, the part of the brain that is responsible for creating new memories, the hippocampus, tends to shrink in size in those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. But once those same people start to engage in playing ping pong, blood flow increases considerably to the brain and stimulates the hippocampus to the point where it can actually increase in size and actually act as a defensive mechanism against Alzheimer’s crippling effects.

The game of ping pong is one of the most engaging activities for the brain and it’s generally fun even for the oldest of players. Many older players describe a feeling of nostalgia as ping pong used to be popular “back in my day”. This can help people with Alzheimer’s recall long term memories. Though, regardless of age, anyone can enjoy the many happiness endorphins released in playing a game of ping pong with a friend.

If you know someone who has early on-set dementia, may be developing signs of Alzheimer’s disease, or just want to keep their brain active and prevent memory loss, a ping pong table would make a great holiday gift! Feel free to look at our ping pong table collection or give us a call at 631-318-6324 and talk to one of our gaming experts or fill out the contact form!

 

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乒乓球已经被叫作 Alzheimer’s Therapy -御用文人- 给 御用文人 发送悄悄话 御用文人 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 00:11:32

没错,不打乒乓球的下场见内 -五小湖- 给 五小湖 发送悄悄话 五小湖 的博客首页 五小湖 的个人群组 (211 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 03:17:55

以前打乒乓球特着迷,现在怎么就打两下就不想打了,可能快痴呆了 -Manymore- 给 Manymore 发送悄悄话 Manymore 的博客首页 Manymore 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 07:33:25

看你回帖发言机智过人,你肯定没问题,倒可能是乒乓球老得傻掉了:) -五小湖- 给 五小湖 发送悄悄话 五小湖 的博客首页 五小湖 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 07:43:00

这样子嘛?那我去买一套新的球拍和球试试 -Manymore- 给 Manymore 发送悄悄话 Manymore 的博客首页 Manymore 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 08:28:59

抓住御姐问一下:您过去介绍过L-lysine增强免疫力,请问您是吃哪一牌子? -Mmom2269- 给 Mmom2269 发送悄悄话 Mmom2269 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 08:49:11

Nature Made L-Lysine Dietary SupplementTablets - 60ct Nature Mad -御用文人- 给 御用文人 发送悄悄话 御用文人 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/15/2017 postreply 14:57:41

我们公司有个乒乓球室,我经常打。 -Pink-Lotus- 给 Pink-Lotus 发送悄悄话 Pink-Lotus 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 11/14/2017 postreply 17:05:36

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