Having dementia could be a drastic and devastating change for seniors. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life, with memory loss as an example (according to www.alz.org). Thankfully, if your loved one does not show any signs of having dementia, you can make sure that he/she never develops this mental change with small improvements to their lifestyle.
In order to prevent dementia from happening, here are a couple of things that you can do:
-Do not smoke.
-Keep blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar levels within recommended limits.
-Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
-Maintain a healthy weight.
-Limit alcohol consumption.
As far as diet goes, you can:
-Eat lots of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
-Use herbs as a flavoring rather than salt.
-Eat nuts, olive oil, and other healthy fats instead of butter or other saturated fats.
Dementia does not have to occur in your loved ones lives. Make sure to make these adjustments to their diet/lifestyle to prevent dementia from occurring.
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