New Factor of Dementia


Dementia -Causes and Preventive measures

Dementia is not a disease. It is a state when a person feels a loss in memory, language, change in mood, behaviour and thinking ability. Not only does the individual not able catch up with things, but the brain functioning is diminished.

Common Types of Dementia

1. Alzheimer 3. Frontotemporal dementia
2. Vascular dementia 4. Mixed dementia
Common types of dementia
Dementia and common symptoms

Causes of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common symptom of dementia. The brain cells become weak or damaged and the hippocampus isn’t able to catch the signals and causing memory loss in the human brain. Dementia is caused by the following:

1. Depression

2. Excess use of alcohol

3. Thyroid problems

Sharp Gain Naturally, an NGO lists 10 causes of dementia.

New Factor of Dementia

According to the journal, ‘PLOS Medicine’,” The reproductive factors both in men and women and children may cause the risk of dementia. Jessica Gong and her team members did an analysis of 273,240 women and 228,965 men to know the risk of factors that cause dementia”. 

The study indicated that activities like smoking, drinking alcohol, hysterectomy, and many other factors that cause a greater risk of dementia in the individual body. On the other hand, abortion, and being conceiving will cause a lower risk of all-cause dementia.

Number of cases of Dementia worldwide

Dementia is now the most common problem affecting people globally. According to the Lancet study, the number of Dementia cases has increased from 57 million in 2019 to 153 million in 2050 globally. Lancet is among the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals. It was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley, an English surgeon who named it after its instrument

Dementia cases in India

In India, the cases of Alzheimer’s dementia have been continuously on a rise. Nearly 2.9 million cases of dementia. People who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia have increased from 20.2 million in 1990 to 43.8 million in 2016.

Cases of Dementia continue to Rise

Dementia cases continue to rise

Dementia cases are growing day by day. That is why it is important to understand Dementia -Causes and Preventive measures.

Preventive measures to cure Dementia

1. Quit smoking and drinking .

2.  Keep your brain busy with interactive activities.

3.  Engage in a healthy exercise. 

4. Do regular check-ups with the physician. 

5. Keep a check on Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.

5. Follow a healthy diet consisting of vegetables

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