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Cure for DEMENTIA?

šŸ‘‰Cure for dementia?: change your life-styleā—ļø


Pharmaceutical companies have lost millions of dollars trying to find a cure for Alzheimerā€™s disease and other dementias. However, instead of finding a cure, we should focus on preventing it.


A third of Alzheimerā€™s disease cases worldwide are estimated to be attributable to seven modifiable factors: low education, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, smoking, and depression.


This evidence opens new avenues to prevent Alzheimerā€™s disease and other dementias. For example, scientist showed that after two years of nutritional guidance, physical exercise, cognitive training, social activity, and intensive monitoring and management of vascular risk factors prevented cognitive decline in elderly people with risk for dementia.


ā—ļøExperts recommended:


āœ”ļøHigh consumption of fruit and vegetables;

āœ”ļøWhole grain in all cereal products;

āœ”ļøLow-fat options in milk and meat products;

āœ”ļøSucrose intake 50 g/day;

āœ”ļøVegetable margarine and rapeseed oil instead of butter;

āœ”ļøConsumption of fish in at least two portions per week.

šŸ‘‰Physical exercise:

āœ”ļøprogressive muscle strength training;

āœ”ļøaerobic exercise programs;

āœ”ļøexercises to maintain and improve postural balance.


šŸ§ Cognitive training targets cognitive domains most sensitive to aging and with a central role in everyday situations (episodic memory, executive function, mental speed, and working memory).


šŸ‘Øā€šŸ‘©ā€šŸ‘§ā€šŸ‘¦Social activities are stimulated through the numerous group meetings and also participants are provided with information on the value of an active lifestyle and social connectedness.


The monitoring and management of vascular risk factors consist of repeated evaluation of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions, laboratory test results, weight, blood pressure, hip, and waist circumference.


Changing your life-style can reduce more than 30% your chances of developing cognitive decline and/or dementia at older age.


šŸ›‘So, now you know: better prevent, than curešŸ›‘

References (DOI)

10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60461-5 10.1016/j.jalz.2012.09.012

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