Things You Can Do Now To Prevent Dementia

March 26, 2018  |  
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The number of deaths caused by Alzheimer’s dementia rose by 123 percent between the years 2000 and 2015. That’s a rather devastating figure. Nearly two-thirds of individuals with the condition are female. There’s another scary fact for this particular readership. And while we often associate dementia with the elderly, around 200,000 people under the age of 65 suffer from the disease. Just because you don’t encounter people with the condition on a daily basis, doesn’t mean it isn’t extremely prevalent and extremely life-threatening, not to mention something that greatly reduces quality of life. While doctors may talk to you about taking steps to preventing heart disease and diabetes, they should be including steps on preventing this debilitating condition, too. Here are things you can do early in life to reduce your risk of dementia later in life.

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Have some wine

Several studies have found that moderate (moderate being the key word) alcohol consumption can actually slow down cognitive decline. Having just one glass of wine a night could greatly decrease the chances of dementia. But getting in the three to five drinks a night range can increase one’s chances.

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