A recent study suggests that staying healthy overall can help reduce the risks of dementia.A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated a decrease in dementia from 2000 to 2012. One of the reasons attributed to that decline is the better control and treatment of important cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, all of which seem to have an impact on brain health. It also noted that smoking continues to be on the decline, which is also be a major risk factor.
Of course, managing all these risk factors has the common denominator of a healthy lifestyle in general – diet and exercise. Apparently, being careful what you eat, and engaging in recommended physical activity, can not only help your physical health, but your mental health as well.
However, if a loved one does fall prey to dementia, Brightwell Elder and Probate Law is ready to help provide the assistance to put a legal framework in place to help the family deal with that situation.