As we all know Dementia is the first stages of Alzheimer’s. The amount of time it takes for someone to go from Dementia to full blown Alzheimer’s varies, but, one can live 4-8 years after diagnosis. One can live for 20 years if they take precautions such as: eating the right foods, taking B vitamins, and omega 3 vitamins. Researcher have found that people with high stress have two and a half times the risk of developing dementia, compared to those with less stress.
In 2014, nearly 36 million people worldwide had Dementia but only 25% had been diagnosed. It’s predicted that in 2031, more than 3 million people over the age of 85 will have Dementia that has progressed to Alzheimer’s. In addition to memory loss, this disease causes financial ruin. The cost of caring for one with Alzheimer’s is about $220 billion a year, making it the most expensive disease.
- Learn a second, third, or fourth language – Adding another language to your vocabulary can delay the progression of Dementia to Alzheimer’s.
2. Drink raw fruit and vegetable juices – Drinking fruit and vegetable juices more than 3 times a week will cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 76%.
3. Take a vitamin K supplement – Vitamin K plays a crucial role in anti-aging and may prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
4. Reduce Stress – A study has shown that people who have mild cognitive impairment and high levels of anxiety were 135% more likely to develop Dementia.
5. Exercise Regularly – Such as; walking, dancing, swimming, cycling, and gardening
6. Laughing – It has been proven that playing, laughing, and being active helps engage the brain, grow new brain cells, and prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
7. Run 15 miles per week – A new study shows that running 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of Dementia by 40%.
8. Eat more fruits – Fruits contain a compound called “fisetin” which fights Dementia and Alzheimer’s. It is found in strawberries, mangos. Fisetin also has anti-inflammatory properties that will stop the onset of Dementia.
9. Meditation – Meditation increases protective tissue in the brain, which, helps seniors feel less stressed and reduces the hormone cortisol, which, increases the risk of developing Dementia.
10. Eat Fish – Fish is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which control blood clotting, build cell membranes in the brain, protect against heart disease and slows Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
11. Mediterranean Diet – Eat foods high in Omega 3 such as: fish, chicken, olive oil. It will improve cognition and lower the risk of cognitive decline.
12. Quit Smoking – Research shows that smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing Dementia.
13. Learn Alzheimer’s Symptoms – Early detection and prevention are the best key. You can find Dementia symptoms on my website at: dementiapreventions.com
14. Sleep better – Lack of sleep has been linked to increased cortisol and stress which are both risk factors for Dementia and Alzheimer’s. More information is included in my website at: dementiapreventions.com
15. Limit Sugar Intake – Diabetes is linked to Dementia, so, keeping your blood sugar under control and managing your sugar intake helps helps keep you and your brain healthy.