Dementia is a world-wide spread condition, which is represented by several cognitive issues such as memory loss. Dementia comes in a number of forms, including vascular dementia, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Down below are some of the causes for developing the condition:
Medications which worsen the condition
Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol as well as other cardiovascular issues
Impaired thyroid functions
Down below is a list of 10 ways you can prevent or at least reduce the risk of dementia:
Research has shown that smoking can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s for up to 45%.
Be more active
Improving and stimulating the blood flow and getting your heart to pump better by exercising at least 30 minutes a day is another good way to reduce your risk of this condition.
Increase your intake of vitamin B
Vitamin B helps reduce homocysteine or HC levels, which are molecules that damage the vascular system and increase the risk of stroke. Therefore, the more vitamin B you consume, the lower your risk of heart cardiovascular conditions.
Increase your intake of vitamin D
Science has found a strong connection between cognitive issues such as dementia, and vitamin D deficiency, which is why health experts recommend using supplements to prevent further brain damage.
People who speak two or more languages have a lower risk of developing dementia, so try and challenge your brain as much as you can.
Protect your head
While you can’t wear a helmet at all times, try to do so when riding a bike or walking on ice.
Excessive consumption of alcohol increases the risk of dementia, so try and control your urge to drink.
Keep a close track of your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.
Take a walk with your best friend or just call someone to hang out, because isolation is the worst thing you can do as your brain needs company.
Stay away from aluminum
It is a mineral which can impair brain development and cognitive functions.