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 illness, not only for the person going through it but for all of those close to the afflicted as well. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done to cure dementia yet. The focus is therefore on how to avoid it, and there’s lots of research going on how we can do this. These ten daily things could help to lower 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 might be the most accessible habit but that doesn’t make it any less important. Keeping your brain active will help it stay strong and fit. You can do this with puzzles and games, but you can also work on remembering as many details of your day as possible. This could be grocery lists, phone numbers, activities in your calendar… try to make your brain do the work instead of grabbing your journal 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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