Tuesday Tips for Caregivers – Things to Avoid After Being Diagnosed with Dementia
In today’s world, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are some of the biggest concerns many of us have as we age. You may think that all you can do is hope for a pharmaceutical cure to hit the market, but the truth is much more encouraging. In this blog, we’ll discuss simple yet effective lifestyle changes you can make to slow the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Avoid processed and sugary foods
Alzheimer’s is sometimes referred to as “diabetes of the brain”. That says a lot about the correlation between the disease and your diet. Sugary foods can lead to huge spikes in your blood sugar which causes the brain to inflame so be diligent about avoiding such foods. The same goes with processed meats and foods.
- Avoid missing medical and health care appointments
It’s so important to get all the information and help that’s available to you. By regularly attending your appointments, you’ll be able to insert some control over your care. Be your own advocate!
- Avoid isolation
Loneliness and social isolation have been clearly linked to poor health outcomes. One frightening finding is that feelings of loneliness are linked to poor cognitive performance and quicker cognitive decline in dementia patients. Also, numerous studies have shown that socially isolated seniors even have a shorter life expectancy.
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