Following the golden rules for healthy living lowers the risk of developing dementia by more than a third.
Regular physical exercise, eating a Mediterranean diet, not smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation were all found to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
In addition, decreasing stress, preventing and treating diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity was also found to reduce the risk.
But while heavy drinking was linked to dementia, drinking moderate levels of alcohol was found to be beneficial.
The changes that we need to make to keep our brains healthy are already proven to be good for the heart and overall health, so it’s common sense for us all to try to build them into our lives.
At an individual level we need to look after our brains - sharpen those chess skills, read more, meditate, practice deep listening, ditch sugar, add antioxidant-rich foods to your diet, and sleep well. - Read more...
Source: The Telegraph