Dementia & Alzheimer’s Guide

Dementia Help

Help for Dementia Patients Having a disease can really be difficult. One has to undergo several treatments and medications just to alleviate the pain and suffering brought about by the condition. But it must be much more difficult if the patient's ...

Dementia: Doctors & Medic...

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Untreatable Dementia

Precautions and Treatment of Dementia People suffering from Dementia develop a mental block resulting in severe memory loss and other related symptoms of the disorder. Dementia is caused by a damage to the brain cells. And it is true that once ...

Types Of Dementia

Dementia: Different Classification & Unusual Forms Generally, Dementia is a condition of memory loss. People who have Dementia often realize the symptoms of the condition only during its middle stages. There are different kinds or groups of Dementia. Several diseases are ...

Preventing Dementia

The best cure for Dementia is Prevention

Dementia can be one of the most difficult diseases to live with and to cure. Scientists have always been researching new methods that one day may or may not prevent Dementia. As the adage goes – prevention is the best form of cure at the moment, however.

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Some preliminary evidence suggests that estrogen, a hormone produced by women in their ovaries, can help prevent Dementia. Though it has not been proven, if this finding is true, it may be a great boon to medicine.

The best methods suggested to prevent Dementia have been given as to prevent any form of injury or harm to the brain. This is especially true because Dementia can only be caused due to an injury directly to the brain cells, or any infraction that stops the flow of blood to the brain. Alcohol should not be drunk excessively to prevent Alcohol-related Dementia.

Scientists say that the long-term prevention for Dementia is keeping the memory sharp. This is because then Dementia has to affect a lot of Brain area to cause irreversible effects. Also, scientists suggest that keeping in strong physical shape and participating in hobbies that stimulate the body and the mind can keep the mind in tip-top shape, thereby making it more difficult for a Dementia attack.

Many Dementia stricken people can find it useful to plan their day and make notes. This can serve as a memory aid to prevent Dementia.

Elderly people are more susceptible to damages by Dementia, so they should be very careful and should treat every symptom as a Dementia symptom. They should contact a neurologist at the first sign of Dementia.

Even though Dementia is found to have not many prevention measures, new study suggests that mentally active people may never have Dementia. They say this is because they build up a brain reserve, which prevents Dementia.

Physical health has a direct effect on mental health. This is because physical health builds up brain cells and also releases a substance that protects them. Study also shows that there is a relation between the heart and the mind. So doing things from the heart can also be beneficial for the mind.

At the end, though it is not very clear as to how and why Dementia is caused or prevented, all we can do is our best to prevent it. As given above, preventing injuries, good physical and cardiovascular health, a mentally alert life and not treating every symptom lightly is the only preventive measure you can take.

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