Dementia is the term for problems like cognition issues, memory loss or personality changes.
There are many forms of dementia like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, vascular dementia, but 60-80 percent is Alzheimer’s.
This disease is progressive and there isn’t a cure. Signs of dementia are apathy, impaired memory, names and talks, and depression.
Issues controlled in dementia:
- Poor diet
- Head injuries
- Impaired thyroid
- No workouts
- Dementia inducing meds
- High cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure
Prevent dementia before it starts.
Smoking damages your brain and smokers are at greater risk of Alzheimer’s for even 45 percent to non-smokers.
Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. In this way, you will boost the blood flow and strengthen your vascular system.
Take vitamin B
It lowers the age-related problems and it stops cognition. It lowers the HC (homocysteine) which damages the vascular system.
Take vitamin D
The low level of vitamin D is linked to the cognition problems. Take supplements and take advantage of the sun which is the best source of vitamin D.
Challenging the brain
Bilingual people can delay dementia for 5 years compared to those who speak only one language. Puzzles, crosswords can delay it too, so challenge the brain as much as you can.
Keep your head from injuries
Wear a helmet if you ride a bike and always be equipped properly.
Too much alcohol can also cause dementia.
Track the numbers
A healthy body is really important so watch your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Talk with friends, take a walk in nature because learning new things keeps your brain healthy.