If you are a high risk for dementia or if you have a family history of the disease, there are a few things you can do regularly to lower your risk of developing dementia.
1. Quit Smoking: Researchers in Finland say smoking more than two packs of cigarettes daily from age 50 to 60 increases risk of dementia later in life.
2. Be Physically Active: A research study showed that a group who did not exercise underwent significant atrophy of their hippocampus in as little as 18 months. In fact, the cerebral structure had shrunk by 3% on average. To benefit your brain, exercise moderately at least 3 times weekly and move around at least 30 minutes a day.
3. Vitamin B
4. Vitamin D
5. Train your brain: Learning something new creates new neuropathways to connect new and existing information.
6. Prevent head injuries: Some head injuries can actually increase your risk of developing dementia later in life, especially if it causes 30 minutes to 24 hours of unconsciousness after initial injury
7. Control alcohol intake: Alcohol related brain injury can be reversed if you gradually decline alcohol intake.
8. Track your numbers
9. Increase social interaction
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