Preventing Dementias

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In this article, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Prevention, lifestyle choices are emphasized as a way to prevent and slow down Dementia:

Lifestyle choices can protect your brain
Researchers across the world are racing towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as prevalence rates climb, their focus has broadened from treatment to prevention strategies. What they’ve discovered is that it may be possible to prevent or delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through a combination of healthful habits. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 percent of dementia cases, vascular dementia accounts for up to 40 percent in older adults, and there is much you can do to prevent this type of dementia.

It’s never too early to start boosting your brain reserves, but whatever your age, there are steps you can take to keep your brain healthy.

The 6 pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle
The health of your brain, like the health of your body, depends on many factors.
While some factors, such as your genes, are out of your control, many powerful lifestyle factors are within your sphere of influence. The six pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle are:

  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Mental stimulation
  • Quality sleep
  • Stress management
  • An active social life

Joke Of The Day For Dementia Patient Caregivers

“My father is in late stages Alzheimer’s and as many other caregivers know, they repeat the same stories from their past over & over again. One thing that we have started to do in my family, to ease daily tension of caregiving and that makes us giggle. Is to quiz one another about his stories. Of course one problem with that is that his stories sometimes drastically changes. So then, we have to say “okay which story line?”.. lol”

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