Dementia is the neurological disorder which causes a decline in the memory. It affects the thinking and memorizing ability of the brain. The most common form of dementia is the Alzheimer’s disease. The decline in the memory occurs as the age increases.
Till today there is no exact treatment which can treat the patients with dementia and researchers are still finding out the way to treat the disease. One of the recently published studies has proved that hearing loss and difficulty in speech can be one of the symptoms of dementia.
The key factors which can help in reducing the risk of dementia are proper education, nutrition, physical activities, managing the blood sugar levels. The study related to healthy lifestyle habits and dementia risk has been presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 which was held in London. The study has proved how the lifestyle habits can influence the dementia risk.
An estimated 45 million people across the globe suffer from dementia according to 2015 estimates. The 24-international group of researchers has identified the factors which can improve the functioning of the brain. The researchers claimed that education is the primary factor which plays an important role in reducing the risk of dementia. A secondary education is must and people should be taught different ways to manage blood pressure, body weight and how to prevent hearing loss.
The lack of secondary education makes people more susceptible to cognitive decline. By giving up the smoking habit can also help the individuals in keeping themselves away from the risk of dementia by boosting the brain health. The people with dementia usually isolate themselves from the crowd which should not happen.
If the risk of dementia continues to increase at present rate then by 2050 there will be more than 131 million suffering from the disease. People who use more fillers or lack words while phrasing sentences along with hearing problems can suffer from dementia at the later stage of their life. Hence these individuals should be given appropriate treatment at the early stages which can avoid the risk of dementia. It should be noted that not all individuals who face memory issues become dementia patient at the later stage.