Did you know that around 50 million people have dementia and that there are nearly 10 million new cases every year worldwide? It’s the major cause of disability in seniors, and the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Diseases, which contributes to 60-70% of the cases.
Currently, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there have been population-based studies to support that factors associated with overall good health can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
As a medical clinic in Ghana, Africa, we give you tips on how to keep your brain healthy and prevent cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease:
- Detect and Treat Depression
Untreated depression has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The association is complex, but many cognitive functions, including attention, memory, and planning, are affected by depression. Hence, getting treatment is important.
- Exercise or Engage in Physical Activity
Engaging in any sort of physical activity not only supports your hear but your brain as well, maintaining a healthy and running cognitive function.
- Exercise Your Brain
Keeping your brain active helps create a “cognitive reserve”, which enables you to compensate for the changes in the brain. It then results in Alzheimer’s or other neurological diseases.
These are just some of the ways you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the future. Would you like to know more? PERFECT HANDS CLINIC provides a wide range of health care services in Africa, including consultations and health assessments.