11 Ways to Prevent Dementia

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Dementia happens after your arteries are attacked, clogged, and become Alzheimer’s Disease. Afterward, Dementia happens, and you will find yourself dealing with a loss of mental ability, and Alzheimer’s is a common form of Dementia. In order to prevent Dementia, you basically have to use your mind in a lot of daily activities, like learning another language or social activities, in order to grow new brain cells and get your neurons firing up. Also, eating a diet full of antioxidants will help get oxygen to your brain, and Vitamin K will help protect your brain from Dementia’s attack.

Reducing your sugar intake will reduce your risk of insulin resistance and the risk of getting the oxygen supply to your brain getting cut off. Also reducing your stress will also help keep your brain healthy.

Follow these tips below to prevent the onset of Dementia:

  1. Learn another language

Learning a second language might delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia, by 4 years. Learning a Third or Fourth language would add more years to that delay, so that would be 12-year delay to the onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia if you were to learn a fourth language. It would keep your mind busy and it would get your brain to grow new brain cells the more languages you try to learn.

  1. Eat Healthy by eating fruit and vegetables

Even just drinking fruit and vegetable juices can cut the risk of developing Dementia significantly.  Some of these foods, like leafy greens, have antioxidants, to help give oxygen to your brain, as well as vitamin K, which will protect your brain from dementia damage. Eating healthy like this can protect your brain for a long time because of the antioxidants and the Vitamins, like Vitamin K, in the fruits and vegetables and your brain needs antioxidants for oxygen and Vitamin K for protection.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

Eat healthily and avoid eating too much sugars or junk food. Having too much fat and sugar in you is just a faster way for you to make you insulin resistant, cut off oxygen to your brain and, eventually, lead to dementia.

  1. Learn some hobbies

Learning a hobby will keep your brain engaged and grow new brain cells. Also, learning a new hobby will also keep your brain active and mentally alert while you are learning your hobby. Plus, learning some hobbies is a good way to waste time, to build your skills, do something fun and to do something that you always wanted to do.

  1. Sleep better

Sleep reduces stress and anxiety. Sleep also prevent a number of health problems that are linked to stress and increased cortisol. Also, during your sleep, you will also strengthen your brain’s connection from your brain cells to transfer information to the other parts of your brain. It also regenerates your brain’s neurons to function towards its best capacity.

  1. Stay socially active

Staying socially active will help prevent dementia because it will keep your brain engaged, help your brain grow new brain cells, and keep you be happy and healthy. And it is a good way to feel less lonely and to keep closer bonds towards your loved ones.

  1. Be physically active by exercising daily

protects the hippocampus part of your brain, the first part of your brain that Alzheimer’s attacks, which will eventually form into Dementia. Also brings oxygen to your brain and protects your brain from Brain Diseases.

  1. Reduce your sugar intake

Sugar has been closely linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, which will ultimately lead to Dementia. Sugar can make you insulin resistant and can cut off your brains oxygen intake as a result. So, take it easy on the cakes and junk food and eat more fruits. Eat sweets sparingly.

  1. Reduce your stress level

Those who have anxiety have an increased risk of developing Dementia.

  1. Manage and prevent health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol

High blood pressure leads to the narrowing of the arteries which will, in turn, cause damage to the arteries and will eventually lead to dementia.  Diabetes is closely linked to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia because Diabetes messes with the insulin and starves the brain of oxygen as a result. If you can prevent the onset of diseases, you’ll also be able to prevent the onset of dementia. In other words, always go to your checkups with your doctor, eat healthy food, reduce your stress by taking daily breaks and taking time for yourself and/or to meditate, and do some stuff that you like to do. This will help keep you maintain your health for a long while whilst preventing health problems that cause dementia to begin with.

  1. Quit smoking

If you quit smoking, you will improve the health of your body as well as the health of your brain. And that means your brain cells won’t suffocate due to the carcinogens and other toxins from your cigarette. There’s also a plethora of toxins in a single cigarette that can damage arteries in the brain as well which can most likely lead to Dementia. Also, all those toxins in the cigarette make smoking unsafe for you and your brain.

Take good care of your body, de-stress daily, don’t put toxins in your body, put things that will strengthen your body like antioxidants, and use your brain to learn anything and everything you can. The reason why we have a brain and why we have learning capabilities is to use them, so don’t take your capabilities for granted because something like Dementia can and will rob you of those capabilities. Following these tips could reduce your risk of Dementia but life can be unpredictable at times, and you’ll never know how sharp your mind will be; So, use your capabilities while you still have them and use them the best that you can.