Welcome viewers to a journey toward understanding and safeguarding our cognitive well-being in today's video we delve into crucial insights on dementia exploring its nuances types and most importantly actionable steps to reduce the risk so let's embark on this insightful exploration together empowering ourselves with knowledge and.
Strategies for a brain healthy life dementia is a term encompassing a cluster of symptoms such as memory loss difficulties in thinking problem solving and language it extends to Encompass alterations in mood perception and behavior while these changes May initially be subtle they eventually escalate to a point where they.
Significantly impact daily life for individuals affected by dementia it's important to note that dementia is not an inevitable part of aging instead it arises when the brain is afflicted by a disease furthermore dementia is a progressive condition with symptoms worsening over time and ultimately shortening a person's.
Lifespan types of dementia various types of dementia exist with the four primary categories being Alzheimer's disease vascular dementia dementia with Louis bodies DLB and frontotemporal dementia FTD although each individual experiences dementia uniquely common symptoms characterize each major type Alzheimer's.
Disease is linked to the formation of abnormal structures called plaques and tangles in the brain leading to the death of brain cells it typically initiates with issues related to memory and thinking vascular dementia is a result of inadequate blood supply to the brain with symptoms varying based on the affected brain region early indicators.
Often involve challenges in thinking memory and mood dementia with Louis bodies DLB emerges when protein clusters known as Louis bodies develop within brain cells causing cell death while DLB shares symptoms with Alzheimer's it can also bring about hallucinations delusions and disturbances in alertness and sleep frontotemporal dementia FDD.
Stems from damage to the frontal and temporal loes of the brain Beyond cognitive issues FDD can alter Behavior personality and impact language and communication mixed dementia occurs when an individual experiences more than one type simultaneously with Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia being the most common.
Combination risk factors for dementia dementia risk is in influenced by various factors some modifiable and others Beyond personal control while age falls into the latter category factors like air pollution although challenging to change independently can be influenced with support research highlights additional factors like.
Hearing loss untreated depression loneliness social isolation and prolonged periods of sitting as potential risk contributors modifying these factors could prevent approximately four in 10 dementia cases emphasizing the importance of lifestyle choices with support from family friends and healthc.
Care Professionals notably experts underscore the connection between heart health and brain health advocating that practic is beneficial for the heart also contribute to brain well-being reducing your risk of dementia mitigating the risk of developing dementia is within reach through various lifestyle.
Adjustments incorporating physical activity maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in mental exercises are proven strategies evidence strongly suggests that lifestyle choices impact dementia risk with the lowest risks observed in individuals practicing healthy behaviors during midlife ages 40 to 65 while no single Behavior guarantees.
Dementia prevention certain modifications can be more easily implemented than others one engage in regular physical exercise a compelling Factor contributing to dementia risk is a lack of physical exercise studies focusing on middle-aged and older adults indicate that regular.
Exercise not only enhances thinking in memory but also reduces the likelihood of dementia research suggests that consistent physical activity can decrease the risk of developing Dementia by approximately 28% with a remarkable 45% risk reduction specifically for Alzheimer's disease even in older individuals daily exercise has.
Demonstrated a protective effect in one study those exercising the least were more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's as those exercising the most the benefits extend beyond cognitive Health older adults who maintain physical activity show less brain shrinkage over time and in certain cases regular exercise can even lead to an.
Increase in the size of the hippocampus a crucial brain area associated with memory physical exercise encompasses various activities Beyond traditional sports or running daily tasks like brisk walking cleaning gardening or even household chores contribute to reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease there are two primary types of physical.
Activity aerobic and strength building aerobic exercises such as brisk walking or swimming enhance Heart and Lung Health positively impacting brain function recommendations include at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity weekly which can be broken into shorter sessions for.
Convenience moderate arobic activities include brisk walking swimming hiking dancing cycling tennis doubles and everything day tasks like pushing a lawnmower vigorous aerobic activities involve jogging fast cycling swimming tennis singles aerobics or spinning sessions additionally incorporating strength building activities on two or.
More days per week is vital this includes heavy gardening lifting weights using resistance bans body weight exercises like push-ups dancing and practices like yoga ta Chi or Pilates activities combining aerobic and strength building elements include football circuit training running netball basketball hockey martial arts.
Climbing stairs and engaging in heavy gardening by adopting a diverse range of physical activities individuals can significantly reduce their risk of dementia while enhancing overall health and well-being two limiting alcohol consumption drinking excessively heightens the risk of dementia consume.
Alcohol in moderation within the recommended limits limit intake to no more than 14 units weekly equivalent to about one pint of beer or a small glass of wine per day excessive alcohol exposure can harm the brain and other organs escalating dementia risk three quit smoking smoking significantly elevates the risk of dementia even.
Secondhand smoke has been linked to increased dementia risk ceasing smoking reduces the risk benefiting both cardiovascular and brain health consult with Healthcare Professionals for assistance and consider consider using less harmful nicotine Alternatives like ecigarettes or patches four mental well-being and social.
Engagement depression experienced by one in five individuals in the UK increases dementia risk although a connection exists not everyone with depression develops dementia and vice versa social isolation amplifies dementia Risk by approximately 60% engage in social activities such as adult education arts and crafts music.
Volunteering or spending time with friends and family to enhance brain resilience five manage long-term health conditions certain health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes heighten dementia risk regular Health checkups are essential adopting a healthy balanced diet lowers the risk of type 2.
Diabetes long-term studies indicate that mid-life high blood pressure correlates with a higher likelihood of dementia particularly vascular dementia LIF style changes including weight management and a low salt diet contribute to controlling blood pressure obesity between ages 35 to 65 increases dementia Risk by around.
30% a balanced diet regular exercise reduce salt and caffeine intake limited alcohol consumption and quitting smoking are effective ways to control weight and promote overall health six protect your hearing hearing problems in midlife correlate with an increased dementia risk regular hearing tests are crucial and the use of hearing aids has been.
Shown to reduce dementia risk to the level of those with normal hearing seven prevent head injuries traumatic brain injuries especially those causing unconsciousness initiate processes linked to alzheimer's disease wear protective headgear in situations with an elevated risk of head injury such as cycling or working on a construction.
Site coaching staff involved in contact Sports should be well vered in dealing with concussions eight mitigate environmental risk factors High exposure to air pollution including particles from traffic and wood burning increases dementia risk while causation is not conclusive higher pollution levels correlate with a greater likelihood of.
Dementia adhering to World Health Organization wh guidelines on air pollution limits is advisable prioritizing these Life Style choices can contribute to reducing the risk of dementia enhancing overall well-being and fostering a healthy throughout life as we wrap up this exploration into dementia and its risk.
Factors remember that knowledge is a powerful tool by incorporating lifestyle changes from engaging in physical activities to maintaining mental well-being we take significant steps toward protecting our cognitive Health if you found this information valuable don't forget to like share and subscribe let's spread awareness and Empower.
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