Question: how can we stop dementia at a young end
dementia, mental health, treatment
Asked by Caitlinxxx to Ed - Mental Health Nurse on 5 Feb 2019.
answered on 5 Feb 2019:
We can’t always prevent it, but there are some things you can do to reduce risk They’re the obvious ones like don’t smoke or drink too much, eat healthy, exercise, use your brain regularly.
Some good info here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/risk-factors-and-prevention
Psychiatry Ward Team commented on 5 Feb 2019:
Like Ed says, the important thing is to keep yourself mentally and physically as fit as you can. Puzzles are good!
In some types of dementia there are medications that can offer some relief of symptoms (e.g. people might be able to concentrate better or their memory will improve) but unfortunately these medications don’t change the underlying disease process (i.e. it doesn’t slow things down or stop it) and the medication might stop working after some time.
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