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Decrease chances of dementia by following some simple lifestyle tips
We always hear that dementia is not a curable disease and treatment could neither reverse nor stop the disease. But a new research has uncovered the ways to decrease its risk.

THE TWO main types of dementia are Alzheimer disease and Vascular dementia. In Alzheimer's disease, almost all the brain functions are affected, whereas vascular dementia inhibits the vascular functions of brain. It is mainly caused by inadequate blood flow to the brain.

According to a new study published in journal BMJ, you can decrease the chances of getting dementia by just making some simple lifestyle changes.

Playing an instrument – according to a study done by the University of Kansas Medical Center, learning musical instruments at younger age may help in building brain connections that will help the individual in decreasing the chances of dementia later in life.

Sharpen your mind – hobbies like doing crosswords, reading, playing chess etc. will build up the reserves of brain connections and sharpen your mind. Though, these activities are not that effective but still help in relaxing brain and also reduce the stress.

Chit chat with your friend – you can call up your friend or keep yourself socially engaged; this will help to keep the brain young. So, hanging out with friends is also a good thing.

Do physical activities – a new research done by mayoclinic states that physical activity is related to brain function. i.e. any activity that increases the heart beat helps in improving the brain function and also decreases the risk of dementia.

Include fish in your diet – A study done by Radiological Society of North America states that eating fish at least twice a day preserves the gray matter in the key areas of the brain. And eating fish weekly can cut the risk of dementia by almost five-folds.

Have a good night sleep – late night sleeping can affect a protein called amyloid-beta, which is associated with dementia. A study says that there is a very close association between insomnia and dementia.

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