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Dementia, Reducing the Risk

Dementia | The advice that you will read here are basic tool for a healthy lifestyle. Controlling your risk of diabetes can also reduce your risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Dementia, the most common cause of cognitive decline in older adults, is a complex syndrome that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Dementia is a progressive brain disorder that affects both memory and other thinking abilities, causing difficulties with language and judgment.

Dementia occurs when nerve cells in the brain die or stop working properly due to damage or other factors such as poor health, low blood flow to the brain or an injury to the skull or spine. The condition can be mild or severe, but there are no effective treatments for dementia itself.

In some cases, dementia may be accompanied by memory loss and confusion. However, it’s important to remember that individuals living with dementia may have difficulty communicating their needs or understanding what others are telling them. They may also have trouble performing daily tasks such as bathing themselves or preparing meals.

You can start at any age to thwart dementia.

1. Be physically active

2. Eat healthily

3. Don’t smoke

4. Drink less alcohol

5. Exercise your mind

6. See your doctor regularly

7.Stay involved socially.

8.Maintain a healthy weight

A common fear of the elderly is Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, this fear is often grounded in reality: according to a recent study by the National Institute on Aging, more than half of people 80 years or older have some form of cognitive impairment. However, there are steps you can take now that will make it less likely that you’ll develop these conditions later in life. The best way to reduce your risk is to maintain an active lifestyle; studies show that regular physical activity lowers the risk for developing dementia by up to 40%. Maintaining social connections and having an intellectually stimulating environment also help with reducing your odds as well!

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