Preventing dementia is a public health priority, and previous studies have suggested that poor lung health, which is often preventable, may be linked to a greater risk of developing dementia, said researchers.
A recent study has found that smoking not only increases the risk of cancer or heart diseases but also can possibly cause dementia. Apart from this, even diabetes can also increase the risk of dementia.
A high blood pressure level but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension can put 50-year-olds at increased risk of developing dementia later. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg.
The tiny yellow spots in the eyes have long been thought to be harmless, but the findings showed that 25 per cent of people with Alzheimer's have more number of such spots compared to four per cent of healthy people.
Patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia deserve our love and respect, but nothing can replace the full-time care and attention that a professional caregiver can provide. We should plan our care with care.
The researchers found a greater incidence of dementia among patients prescribed anticholinergic antidepressants and anticholinergic Parkinson's disease medications than among older adults who were not prescribed these drugs.