Here are some lifestyle changes that you and your loved ones can make to reduce your risk of dementia!
- Take obesity, high blood pressure and hypertension seriously. Monitor your vitals and keep them under control.
- A low-fat, high fibre diet and regular exercise can help. Make fruits and vegetables your best friends.
- Manage and control diabetes to keep your brain healthy.
- Stop smoking, or better yet, don’t start at all!
- In your later years, keep physically and mentally active. Exercise and socialising are both important. Next time you feel like being a couch potato, why not take a walk around the neighbourhood instead?
- Fall-proof your home. Head trauma can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
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