The term dementia is used to describe a pool of symptoms like memory loss, confusion, and mood and behaviour changes. Dementia can be caused due to a number of reasons of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.
Forgetting things occasionally cannot always be associated with Alzheimer''s. in this disease the memory loss is more serious than forgetting things occasionally. The memory loss in such cases starts to interfere with daily activities like getting lost when going to the corner shop.
Genes may only have a little effect on our risk of dementia. The likelihood of dementia mostly depends on our age and lifestyle along with the genes we have.
The risk factors are something that increases your likelihood of developing the disease. Risk factors of dementia may include smoking. but above that an unavoidable factor is age - the older you are the more likely you are to develop the condition.
Oily fish, which contains omega-3 fatty acids can lower the risk of dementia. There have been reports that turmeric, super foods like berries and particular drinks like red wine can lower the risk of dementia but there has been no evidence in this case.
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