3 lifestyle changes that may help guard against dementia – CBS News

3 lifestyle changes that may help guard against dementia – CBS News

 

 

Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests.

Some scientific evidence indicates that keeping your mind active through “cognitive training,” controlling your blood pressure and exercising more may pay dividends in terms of brain health, researchers determined.

Although not yet proven to thwart the cognitive decline that accompanies aging or dementia, the public should have access to this information, said Alan Leshner. He led the committee at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that compiled the report.

“There are a few domains where the evidence that does exist suggests they might have an effect,” said Leshner.

“At least two of those, we know, are good for a whole lot of other things that people do or that they could suffer from. That’s controlling your blood pressure if you have hypertension and engaging in physical exercise,” said Leshner, CEO emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

 

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