About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Healthy Lifestyle may Help Stave Off Dementia

by Sheela Philomena on April 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Font : A-A+

 Healthy Lifestyle may Help Stave Off Dementia

Good diet and exercise may not only protect against heart disease and stroke, but also helps keep Alzheimer's disease at bay, says research.

Swedish scientists have found that the risk of dementia has declined over the past 20 years, in contrast to what had been assumed.

Advertisement

And they put it down to lower rates of heart disease, which results from people living more healthily and keeping fit and active.

A balanced diet, being careful about weight, stopping smoking and keeping blood pressure normal have been shown to bolster the brain.

Studies have found risk factors for heart disease in middle age speed up decline of brain function in older adults. They also showed medicines such as statins and aspirin taken for heart conditions could be key to slashing dementia rates.
Advertisement

The latest research from Sweden - published in the journal Neurology - offers hope that drugs with a proven safety record could be used to stave off and treat the brain disease.

Patients could routinely be given them to protect long-term against Alzheimer's.

Chengxuan Qiu of the Ageing Research Centre, established by the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University, said that health check-ups and cardiovascular disease prevention have improved significantly, and they now see results of this improvement reflected in the risk of developing dementia.

But the centre's director Laura Fratiglioni warned that the reduction of dementia risk is a positive phenomenon, but it is important to remember that the number of people with dementia will continue to rise along with the increase in life expectancy.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Cochlear Implants may Consequently Drive Hearing Loss
E-cigarettes Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
Memory Loss - Can it be Recovered?
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Healthy Living Gardening and Horticultural Therapy for the Young and the Old Your Simple Guide to Looking, Feeling and Being Healthy Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali Dementia 

Recommended Reading
Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting memory and thinking and ......
Quiz on Fitness
Who wouldn't want to look fit in the current scenario where young and old are hitting the gym to ......
Study Says Dementia Costlier Than Cancer, Heart Disease
In the United States, dementia costs more each year than cancer or heart disease, with annual costs ...
Tools Used to Predict Heart Problems More Effective Than Dementia Tests in Predicting Memory Loss
A new study reveals that the risk prediction tools that are used to calculate the future risk of ......
Dementia
Dementia has become a very big concern as we have an aging population across the world. Dementia is ...
Gardening and Horticultural Therapy for the Young and the Old
Art of gardening can improve socializing and cognitive skills in children and elderly. As a therapy ...
Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali
Diwali, the festival of lights is round the corner. Take a fat free route when it comes to gifting t...
Your Simple Guide to Looking, Feeling and Being Healthy
From skincare tips to healthy living, its all right here, compact and comprehensive. Read on...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use