In our latest video blog, Dr. DenBoer talks about the most common myths of dementia. It is important to understand dementia and learning what is true and what not is true will help.
1) Dementia is NOT a natural part of aging
Not every person who grows old will experience dementia. Dementia is a medical condition that not everyone gets. There happens to be millions of people arcos the world that age without experiencing any decline in their memory. But keep in mind that dementia rates do increase with age.
2) There IS something you can do once you get dementia
Since dementia is a progressive disease, you can do things to help slow it down. This will help make life easier on people who suffer from early onset dementia. Especially with the help of Dr. DenBoer and the team at SMART Brain Aging, dementia sufferers will be able to live the quality of life they deserve.
3) There ARE things you can do to lower the risk of getting dementia
There is no cure, but dementia progresses, so there are steps to take to slow down the progression of dementia. The key is to learn new and novel things to release glutamate which will aide in keeping your brain strong and preventing memory loss. Research has shown that participating in learning new things and using your mental abilities through playing brain games, like using our Brain U Online program, can decrease the risk of developing dementia.
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