Every year, around 350,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s are reported and this trend is increasing, says FSP Health
Now a staggering one in three seniors now dies with dementia
It’s so bad that 61% of 70-year-olds who have Alzheimer's are expected to die before their 80th birthday, says CTVNews
But Alzheimer’s itself isn’t the cause: Severe dementia
makes it difficult for people to move around or swallow properly.
And this increases the risk of pneumonia, one of the most commonly identified causes of death among Alzheimer's patients.
The sad part? Dementia
can be prevented.
The elevation of stress
steroids that’s seen in the brain during stress can inhibit the general brain activity.
So the moment you feel stressed, you increase your risk of dementia.
Eliminate sources of constant stress to prevent dementia!
That’s why it’s important to recognise the role of stress in your life – if you’re constantly stressed, you need to make a life change to relieve the pressure and reduce your risk of dementia as a result.
It’s also a good idea to stay mentally alert by learning new hobbies, reading, or solving crossword puzzles, says WebMD.
And you can make a change to your diet that’ll prevent memory loss
So if you’re on a low-cholesterol diet and you stick to egg whites, your memory could suffer!
One more surprising way to protect your memory…
A pint of beer or a glass of wine a day triggers the growth of new brain cells and boosts memory, says FSP Health
Just make sure you don’t overdo it, as you’re then at risk of ‘alcohol dementia’, as excessive drinking causes memory loss, cautions About.com
There you have it. Get rid of sources of constant stress in your life, then eggs and beer could be all it takes to protect you from dementia!