What is dementia? Dementia is a slow deterioration of memory that typically starts in the elderly after their 60th birthday. Every five years, science has shown that short-term memory starts to wane. It manifests into simple things at first, lost car keys. there are lifestyle changes you can make starting now to avoid memory loss.
How many people are diagnosed with dementia? According to the World Health Organization, “10 million new cases are diagnosed each day with more than 50 million people in the world with senility”.
Is dementia avoidable? Yes. Controlling your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, while eating a healthy diet with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are on the self-care list. Moderate daily exercise and walking also help to deter dementia before it starts. Reducing stress is important, and according to a Finnish study, men who used a dry sauna not only improved their cardiovascular functioning but also saw a reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.