Reducing Dementia Risk Factors: Latest Research Findings from University of Oxford

2024-04-19 10:50:13

AS SEEN FROM OTHER PLACES – Researchers at the University of Oxford have studied how modifiable risk factors affect brain health.

Couple Katarzyna Staszak (Gazeta Wyborcza)

First, we have trouble finding our words during conversations. Then we look more and more often for our house keys. Eventually we lose our sense of direction. Dementia robs us of our independence. How can we reduce risk?

Currently, more than 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60 to 70% of dementia cases are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

The first signs of dementia are:

· forgetting recent events;

· lose or misplace things;

· getting lost while walking or driving;

· being disoriented, even in familiar places;

· forget the time;

· have difficulty solving problems or making decisions;

· have trouble following conversations or finding words;

· has difficulty performing familiar tasks;

· misjudge…

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