Dementia is a general term which includes various conditions like memory loss, and other cognitive issues which significantly impede the everyday life. It can occur in various forms, such as vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. The most common type which occurs in about 60-80% of cases is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is progressive if the cause of the issue cannot be treated. Its most common symptoms include apathy, depression, and difficulties to remembering recent events, conversations, and names.
Some dementia risk factors can be controlled, such as:
- Head injuries
- Impaired thyroid function
- Low physical activity
- Poor diet and vitamin deficiencies
- Use of medication that contributes to dementia
- Cardiovascular risks such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes
- Alcohol use
Pro-Holistic Care Recommendations:
- Get your spine check and adjusted with Chiropractic Care (brain stimulation) - Research
- Eat a responsible diet high in fats and vegetable, moderate clean protein and low in carbohydrates (grains and sugars)
- Maintain a healthy weight for your height
- Exercise regularly preferably 3 days if high intensity or HIIT training and 4 low intensity days - To strengthen the vascular system, you should boost the blood flow and the heart pumping. Therefore, exercise regularly to prevent numerous chronic health concerns, at least half an hour a day.
- Don't drink too much alcohol - The excessive alcohol use raises the risk of dementia, so you should control it in order to prevent various health issues, including dementia.
- Stop smoking (if you smoke) - Smoking causes a great damage to the body, including the brain. According to studies, daily smokers are at a 45% higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s in comparison to non-smokers and ex-smokers. Hence, we strongly advise you to quit this detrimental habit.
- Make sure to keep you keep healthy measurable levels - Ones of the main predictors of dementia are cardiovascular and metabolic health, so you need to have a healthy body in order to have a healthy mind.
- Get our Laboratory and Nutritional testing to determine nutritional deficiencies and what supplements are needed
- Take Vitamin D - Researchers have found a link between the reduced levels of vitamin D and cognitive decline, causing dementia symptoms. Therefore, the use of vitamin D supplements prevents processes that contribute to dementia and Alzheimer’s. The sun is the best source of this vitamin, but you can also use supplements, especially in the winter, when the sun exposure is reduced.
- Challenge Your Brain - Researchers have found that the onset of dementia symptoms is delayed by 5 years by being bilingual, in comparison to elder people who speak only one language. They state that the brain benefits a lot if you challenge it. Experts have also found that doing crossword puzzles often delays the onset of memory decline by 2.5 years.
- Social interaction - You can successfully avoid the detrimental effects of isolation by regularly interacting with others. You can take a walk in nature with a friend, or at least talk to a few friends or relatives on a regular basis to prevent severe health issues.
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Dr. Edgardo Vargas,