Dementia, a category of illness that includes Alzheimer, is spreading like wildfire around the world. Currently, 50 Million people suffer from the disease and by the year 2050, the number is likely to grow three times.
The World Health Organization is still trying to find a prevention method or a way to minimize the risk of developing the illness. It is one of its top priorities. According to a scientific research, “What is good for the heart is good for the brain” shared the director of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. So, in other words, it all comes down to leading a healthy lifestyle.
If you eat well and exercise, you are already halfway there to a healthy lifestyle. The rest is reducing stress levels and leading a happy life.
According to science, the Mediterranean diet is a major prevention method of the illness. This consists of a plant-based diet, eating lots of green raw vegetables and ensuring the physical exercise is part of the daily routine. So prevention of Dementia is pretty much the same as preventing diabetes or high blood pressure. You must incorporate a healthy lifestyle.
WHO also stated that Dementia is not linked with age but in fact, it is an illness that can be prevented if we look after our mind from a young age. It is preventable but not curable.