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You must have observed that as people age, they begin to lose memory. This is only one symptom of the degenerative diseases that mark old age. Dementia is a term used to describe various symptoms that the elderly experience as a result of ageing. From loss of memory to an inability to communicate, focus or form cognitive judgments – these are all symptoms termed as dementia. Often Dementia is brought on by an incident like a Stroke. But if you are otherwise healthy, Dementia does not have to be a part of your life when you are old. It can be fought and delayed, or even stopped!

How to Prevent Dementia

The only way to stop degeneration of your brain is to keep it well exercised!

– Reading is a great hobby, and it will serve you well to preserve your wits! When you read, you also think. So enjoy reading books from all over the world.

– Being socially active is another great way to keep your mind engaged and stress free. As you grw old, this becomes even more important.

– Physical fitness is very important for mental fitness and alertness. So try to be fit and active, take care of your diet and live a healthy lifestyle.

– The best way to exercise your brain is to learn something new. So cultivating a new hobby will help you in enjoying great mental health well into your golden years. Learning a new language, playing music or any other hobby will help.

Whatever you do, do not fall into the ‘old age’ trap where you feel life has ended for you and you just have to wait for your time. Do not live your life like that. Enjoy every day and live your life to the MAX!


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Lavanya Mehra

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