by Pranav Dasarathi | 20 NOV 2017
Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability that can severely interfere with daily functioning. It is a term used for a set of symptoms including impaired thinking and memory.
Q.What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Dementia is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms including memory loss and mental decline. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, but there are many others.
Q.How do I identify a person with dementia?
Common signs and symptoms include:
Memory loss, which is usually noticed by a spouse or someone else
Difficulty communicating or finding words
Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving
Difficulty handling complex tasks
Confusion and disorientation
Difficulty with coordination and motor functions
Dementia can be precisely anticipated five years before side effects create with a simple small test, research claims.
People who fail to recognize odors could be at risk for dementia A study found those who cannot identify any less than four out of five common scents were more than twice more likely to develop the disease.
“Loss of the sense of a smell is a strong signal that something has gone wrong and significant damage has been done,” said University of Chicago scientists. The findings could be used as an early warning system.
Q.How can dementia be prevented?
There is no specific way to prevent dementia. Nonetheless, a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of developing dementia when you are older it can also prevent Cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and heart attacks.
To reduce your risk of developing dementia and other harmful health conditions,
It’s recommended that you:
Eat a healthy diet
Maintain a healthy weight
Don’t consume too much alcohol
Get enough vitamin D
Be physically and socially active
Make sure to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level
12 diet tips for a healthy brain
Add coconut oil to your diet
Curb sugar in your diet, especially fructose
Optimize your Vitamin D
Keep your fasting insulin levels below 3
Take a high-quality fish oil supplement
Avoid mercury and aluminum
Eat your blues
Challenge your mind daily
Avoid anticholinergic or statin drugs
Risk factors that cant be changed
Mild cognitive impairment
Risk factors you can change
Heavy alcoholic consumption
Cardiovascular risk factors
Q.How is dementia caused? What actually happens in the brain of the person with dementia?
Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. This damage disrupts the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can be affected.
Dementia treatment and care Treatment of dementia depends on its cause. In the case of most progressive dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, there is no particular cure and no treatment that slows its progression. However, there are few medications used to treat dementia temporarily.
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