8 thoughts on “12 Lifestyle Changes That Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

  1. Great summaries thank you.
    I will be happy to use this information as part of discussions of modifiable risk factors for my neuropsychology patients at their feedback session.
    thanks again
    Clinical Neuropsychologist
    North Coast Neuropsychology
    ph 0409312920

  2. I am a 73 year old (white) female, living in South Africa, where we fear for our safely on the streets. So walking/running can only be done in some areas and with company.
    My patellae started to sublux when I was 12 years old and, despite surgery, they are unstable and painful, making walking a bad idea.
    I am inclined to be overweight. My mum and her mum had Alzheimers.
    So I have an exersise routine and I avoid sugar and carbs. I am learning Hebrew but cannot do actual classes due to financial constraints. It’s very challenging. I also read Afrikaans, one of the local languages and battle with German. I am getting more and more forgetful and absent-minded. I live alone, having divorced my ex when I was about 45. I soon realised that I have terrible taste in men so I cut that out of my life. My children are grown up… In my youth I did a BA (Philosophy) at the University of Cape Town.
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my concerns. Marian

    1. You sound like an amazing woman! I hope that by now you have been able to connect with others even if it is online. My father in law is your same age and connecting online has been his savior. Also connect with writing groups in your area. Writing original content about your own life or fiction along with Sharing with others may be a good alternative for you.

  3. This information has really helped. My husband has dementia going on 3 years taking donepezil nightly at the age of 72. He has had many sport related injuries as a avid baseball player. The “sundown” period is the worst and I am aware his life will not get any better. These risk factors detailed above are informative. I am employed 15hrs. a week and don’t know how long it will last. Unfortunately, I am unable to donate.

  4. I enjoyed your information. Would like to help financially but I am retired taking care of my daughter who is 50 with dementia.

  5. Thank you so much for this valuable information. I greatly appreciate it and have been attempting to follow your advice. Due to physical issues regular exercise is what I struggle with the most, but I am working on it!

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