As we close the year, many may wonder, what is in store in 2019 when it comes to dementia? We know that there is still currently no cure, but there are things you can do to mitigate the onset of dementia. Especially with the rise in dementia that we saw in 2018, no time is better to start preparing for the future and improving your brain health.
Current Dementia Numbers
Unfortunately, it is expected that dementia is only going to continue to grow into the new year. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and it is reported that someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds. In 2018, Alzheimer’s was the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and 1 in 3 seniors die either from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
2019 Dementia Events
If you are looking to get more involved, there are many events around the country in 2019.
The AAIC, Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference, is July 14th to the 18th in Los Angeles, California.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held in select cities across the US. The date for the Phoenix walk has not been announced yet.
The Ride to End Alzheimer’s, which is just like the walk, only for cyclists, takes place in Austin, Texas on April 6th and Fort Collins, Colorado on June 8th.
Things You Can Do
To mitigate the onset of dementia, remember to stay active, eat healthy and participate in cognitive therapy. The team at SMART Brain Aging can help. We offer a new app, Brain U Lite, that is beneficial to use right after doing 30 minutes of physical activity. It has been shown that exercising your brain after exercising your body is very beneficial to your brain health. SMART Brain Aging also offers online cognitive therapy at Brain U Online. If you live in the Phoenix area in Arizona, Dr. John DenBoer and his staff also offer in-person cognitive therapy.
To learn more about how SMART Brain Aging can help you start mitigating the onset of dementia by 2.25 years, contact us today!
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