Reducing the risk of dementia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published guidelines on how to reduce the risk of dementia.

We don’t know for certain why someone develops dementia or how to prevent dementia. However, several recent studies have shown a relationship between dementia and being inactive, smoking, eating unhealthily and drinking too much alcohol.

Reducing the risk of dementia (WHO advice)

  • Get regular exercise
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol
  • Control your weight
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels

The report also associated an increased risk of developing dementia with certain medical conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity and depression.

Agincare’s specialist dementia care services can make a real difference to the quality of life for people with dementia.

Call us now on 01305443115 to talk to our team about how we can support you or a family member with personalised dementia care.