or many who haven’t been close to the ravages of dementia in a loved one, it’s been easy to overlook the hardships it brings when compared to other diseases like cancer.
But for those who havebeen affected by it, working to find a way to minimize its effects is of paramount importance.
Hope is closer than it was just a few days ago as researchers have shared nine things people can do to fight off dementia later in life.
As you can see from this figure, it’s an epidemic, and only going to get worse as more of the world’s population ages.
Here’s one chart from the study that shows exercise is of paramount importance.
Even if it wasn’t a weapon against dementia, it helps fight so many other issues later in life.
There are a number of social aspects that can lead to dementia. Those who live in isolation are more likely to be afflicted.
As you can see, this isn’t revolutionary stuff.
But the science says it works, so there’s no reason notto focus on education, physical activity, and social contact.
One more reason not to drop out of school.
Still, that’s an alarming figure, isn’t it?