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Can we reduce the risk of dementia?

WHAT IF YOU COULD REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEMENTIA IN 5 SIMPLE VWAYS? THERE IS A NEW CASE OF DEMENTIA SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD EVERY 4 SECONDS DEMENTIA IS NOT A NORMAL PART OF AGEING of the people we surveyed globally 68% are concerned 55 about developing dementia * but focused attention on staying healthy in both mind and body will make all the difference. It's never too late to make changes, and to see the benefits. フラ There is currently no cure for dementia, but there may be ways we can reduce our risk of developing it Prof Martin Prince - Kings College London IT'S WHAT YOU DO TODAY THAT COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE The future course of the global dementia epidemic will depend on the success of public health programs worldwide. ВЕ PHYSICALLY АCTIVE SIMPLE THINGS THAT YOU CAN START NOW LOOK AFTER YOUR HEART Walking is fun and a great way to keep fit and healthy. Build walking into part of your daily routine by downloading an app like "Ground Miles' and keeping track of Smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers your steps. FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET CHALLENGE YOUR BRAIN ENJOY SOCIAL АCTIVITY Lots of mental activity is linked to less shrinkage of the hippocampus, a part of the brain critical for memory and often the first to be damaged by Alzheimer's disease, the most This is one of the most enjoyable things you can do that could reduce your risk of developing dementia - and yet only 17% of the people we surveyed around the world knew about it* A healthy diet high in cereals, fish, legumes and vegetables could help to reduce your risk of dementia common form of dementia Dementia cannot be prevented completely, but these small changes will go a long way to improve your overall health and may help to reduce the risk of lots of other diseases too. The NCD Alliance have proposed a similar five-point plan that may have the potential to reduce the risk of dying from diseases like cancer and diabetes by 25% by 2025. 25% What's good for your heart is good for your brain. The risk of dementia can be changed through reduction in tobacco use, increased physical activity, and attention to treatment for hypertension and high cholesterol. TTTTI 44m This is set to triple to 135m 2050 people by the number of people living with dementia in the world today Promoting a healthy lifestyle may help to reduce the impact of dementia over time: it could reduce the number of people living with the disease, the cost to our health systems, and the complications of people with dementia and other chronic diseases. Find out more in the WHY WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW? MAKE 5 LITTLE CHANGES TODAY World Alzheimer Report 2014 #WAM2014 Bupa *All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 8,513, from the UK (2,401), Australia (1,000), Chile (1,000), China (1,031), Poland (1002), and Spain (1,077). Fieldwork was undertaken between 17th - 25th July 2014. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all adults (aged 18+) in each country. An even weighting was applied to each country to find a 'Global Average'. Az Alzheimer's Dişease International LO

Can we reduce the risk of dementia?

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Research suggests that leading a brain healthy lifestyle may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life. The general rule is what’s good for the heart is good for the brai...


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