These 9 daily habits can reduce the risk of dementia

According to research, these habits can help reduce the risk of dementia

Dementia is an intense disease, not only for the person who goes through it, but also for all those who are close to those who have it. Unfortunately, there is still not much that can be done to treat dementia. So the focus is on how to avoid it and there is a lot of research being done on how to do it. These ten daily things could help reduce the risk of dementia.

Social Contact

Avoiding loneliness is one way to lower the chances of developing dementia. Even short moments of connection with friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, classmates, sport buddies, and acquaintances, whether it be in person or on the phone can greatly help reduce the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

Brain Games

It may be the most accessible habit, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Keeping your brain active will help keep it strong and fit. You can do this with puzzles and games, but you can also strive to remember as many of the details of your day as possible. It can be shopping lists, phone numbers, tasks in your diary… try to exercise your brain instead of typing in your diary every time.

Getting enough sleep

Getting sufficient sleep is obviously one of the best things you can do. Deep sleep helps “clean up” our brains and get organized. Research shows a direct link between getting enough sleep and a decreased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimers.

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