Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices
This could be as simple as reducing alcohol intake, stopping smoking and looking at nutrition.
Dementia is a term that we use to refer to a gradual decline in mental function and ability to carry out everyday tasks but is it really possible to prevent?
Prevention means trying to stop something, such as a disease, happen at all. If we pay attention to those risk factors across the life course, we might reduce dementia by about a third over time. We can be healthy and optimise our ageing and brain health. Dementia is not inevitable.
More people will develop dementia in the coming decades. This is due to the world population getting older, age is the greatest risk factor for dementia.
There are many diseases that can cause Dementia and most of these are associated with getting older. The most common one is Alzheimer’s disease.
The gradual decline caused by dementia can create noticeable changes over time to the following: Movement, Balance and Co-ordination, Memory & Decision Making, Vision and Senses, Sleep, Mood, Personality and Speech.