I believe that “Lifestyle Dementia” is a very real threat to the aging population. As a child with two parents diagnosed with dementia, I started researching the topic, and in addition to some of the concepts the author provides, know that things like being sociable and having meaning and purpose are additional ways to help battle this disease. It is not always something you can avoid — but hoping you might find something in here to challenge your thoughts on the subject. Intrigued.
Today’s post will discuss lifestyle dementia. Many of the people, especially the elderly and very elderly, suffering from dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease today either have the genetic markers for it or – and this is my opinion, but I see strong evidence to support it with the precipitous explosion of dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease – are suffering from the effects of living on a toxic earth, eating toxic food, and breathing toxic air.
However, another group of dementia sufferers is emerging.
They are younger and have very different lifestyles than their elderly and very elderly counterparts with whom they share the same commonalities of dementia. This group of people has dementia that is directly related to lifestyle.
How we live our lives is a series of choices that we make consciously or unconsciously along the way. That is what becomes our lifestyle. Our lifestyle – all of those choices –…
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