How to Prevent Dementia?

Q:
How to prevent dementia?

A:
Here are some tips you can take in order to love your brain:

  • Break a sweat – Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain and body.
  • Buddy up – Staying socially engaged may support brain health.
  • Butt out – Smoking increases risk of cognitive decline.
  • Catch some Zzz’s – Not getting enough sleep may result in problems with memory and thinking.
  • Follow your heart – Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke negatively impact your cognitive health.
  • Fuel up right – Eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • Heads up – Brain injury can raise your risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
  • Hit the books – Education in any stage of life will help reduce your risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
  • Take care of your mental health – Some studies link a history of depression with increased risk of cognitive decline.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.