Posted On May 30, 2022
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Most people as they age often feel they have lost their “sharpness” or mental acumen. This is called a cognitive decline, which is part of the ageing process. But when this happens rapidly and affects daily life it is usually indicative of a more serious condition like dementia.
Here are some healthy tips that help to keep the brain healthy and active, prevent cognitive decline, and dementia, and reduce the risk for several diseases.
Make healthy choices in having a nutritious diet
Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains along with leafy green vegetables which protect brain functions
Maintain a healthy weight as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol increase your risk for dementia
Avoid saturated fats like whole dairy products and red meat as these increase risk of strokes and dementia. Use olive or canola oil, grill or roast food instead of fried food, choose fish or poultry and low fat or nonfat dairy products.
Have adequate omega 3 fatty acids found in tuna, and sardines at least once or twice a week. Vegetarians should eat green leafy vegetables and milk
Your doctor may advise you to check your levels of B12, Vitamin D and calcium and prescribe these supplements along with folic acid
One should stay physically active to maintain good blood flow to the brain
Social interactions or volunteer work will keep one's brain active
Reading, doing crossword puzzles and memory games keep the brain active
If you are looking for dementia treatment in Gurugram, then you can contact us at Manipal Hospital. We have a team of top neurologists in Gurgaon who are experienced in the treatment of chronic tension, dementia, autism, Parkinson's diseases, sleep apnoea and other neuro disorders.
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