Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
February 22, Thursday 2018 4:18 AM       

       HEADLINES: CAG can examine Vizhinjam port agreement, govt to apprise HC                                              RMP protests in Delhi                                              SC stays action against ‘Oru Addar Love’ song                                              HC disqualifies Consumerfed MD                                              CPM men allegedly beat up Congress men for raising relief fund for Shuhaib’s family                                              Kamal Haasan visits residence of Abdul Kalam before launch of party                                              CBI arrests PNB GM in $1.8bn fraud case                                              Kejriwal confident of Haasan's party breaking AAP's record                                              India expresses dismay over emergency extension in Maldives                                              Investigate Obama administration over Russia meddling: Trump                                              Indian Peacekeepers provide veterinary support to farmers in South Sudan                                              Santosh Trophy final phase to kick-off in Kolkata                                              Centurion T20I: Match washed out, Indian eves hold the lead                                              Centurion T20I: Proteas win toss, put India to bat first                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCI&TECH Next Article: What are memories made of?  
       Here're some ways to keep dementia at bay
 
         Posted on :10:31:35 Jan 29, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:10:31:35 Jan 29, 2018
         Tags: Here're some ways to keep dementia at bay
 

LONDON: To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run.

Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk.

Here's a step by step guide to prevent dementia - which includes getting a good night's rest.

Sleep well

Disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia have recently been suggested as risk factors for dementia. You may want to do regular exercise and eat healthy to improve sleep patterns. If you are having problems sleeping speak to your GP.

Eat omega-3 fats

Research has proven that the DHA in omega-3 fats reduces the risk of dementia.

Try including fish for dinner at least twice a week. Nuts and seeds are also rich in omega-3 goodness and taste delicious when added to your breakfast cereal.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise has been known to cure most ailments, and when you are older it is even more beneficial.

Exercising at least three or four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, which is a known contributing factor to developing dementia.

Watch your weight

High blood pressure and type-2 diabetes are typically caused by being overweight and have been linked to causing dementia.

Don't smoke

Recent research discovered that smokers over the age of 65 have an 80 per cent higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers.

Stopping smoking doesn't just benefit your lungs. A smoke-free lifestyle improves circulation in the brain which makes a happier, healthier, mind.

Have an active social life

Loneliness has been linked to early signs of dementia and cognitive decline, which is why it is important to socialise.

Spending time with other people is good for the body and the mind.

Stimulate your mind

Learning a new language, musical instrument or craft are all fun and intellectually stimulating activities which will help to preserve your memory. Think of it like taking your brain to the gym.

Don't stress

Chronic stress takes its toll on the brain and could cause dementia in later life.

Regular relaxation activities such as quiet reading, light exercise or listening to calming music and even meditation could do wonders for your stress levels.

Even though we cannot be sure that these tips will completely prevent dementia, they will certainly reduce the risks.

A A
       SCI&TECH
Next Article: What are memories made of?
 
 
SCI&TECH HEADLINES
Ensuring sexual, reproductive health for overall well-being  
WeChat gets popular in Bhutan: report  
Celebrate love this Valentine's Day with Google Pixel 2  
This drug could reverse alcohol's damaging effects on brain  
Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost  
Google Assistant helps you set music alarms  
What is epilepsy?  
Here're some ways to keep dementia at bay  
What are memories made of?  
Second-hand plastic toys could harm your kid  
Working before and after stroke is good for brain health  
ixigo introduces India's first augmented reality feature for Train Passengers  
Super blue moon on Jan. 31 will mark last of trilogy  
Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types  
Secret of longevity protein revealed!  
Absence of this gene can give men deadly cancer  
Soon, you can demote group admins on WhatsApp  
Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study  
What are haemorrhoids (piles) and what causes them?  
WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call  
The Thin and Light Lenovo Ideapad 720s shines at Digit Zero 1 Awards  
Frequent heartburns up cancer risk in older adults  
Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia  
iPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance: Apple  
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours  
 
Do you think attempts are being to save the real accused in Shuhaib murder case?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy