Although dementia is still an incurable disease, there are effective ways to reduce the risk of its development. British scientists have formulated five rules that can prevent the development of dementia with a high degree of probability.
The link between physical activity and cardiovascular problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity, is well established. Meanwhile, it is known that these diseases, in turn, significantly increase the risk of dementia.
The Mediterranean diet
Numerous scientific studies have confirmed that the Mediterranean diet is most useful for human health. It also greatly reduces the risk of dementia. Eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, fish, and olive oil. At the same time, the amount of meat, poultry and dairy products must be reduced.
Giving up smoking
Every year, there is growing evidence that the number of smokers among the victims of Alzheimer’s disease exceeds the number of those who have never smoked.
Moderate alcohol consumption
Alcohol has not only destructive, but also a protective effect on our brain, depending on how much we drink. In case of alcohol abuse, the risk of dementia grows due to the loss of brain tissue, especially in its areas that are associated with memory.
Prevention and treatment of diabetes, hypertension and obesity
These are well known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. All these factors increase the risk of dementia and lead to pathological processes in arteries.