Living well with dementia
Dementia is a common condition for people over the age of 65. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It’s normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be concerning if it happens occasionally, but if it’s affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should seek help from your GP.
If you do have dementia, an early diagnosis may help you get the right treatment and support in place in good time.
You can find out more information about dementia on the NHS Website.
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Reducing the risk of dementia
There is no certain way to prevent all types of dementia. However, a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk when you are older. It can also prevent many other long term conditions.
To reduce your risk of developing dementia and other serious health conditions, it’s recommended that you:
- Eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight
- Get active
- Stay within the safer drinking guidelines
- Try to be smoke free
- Get an NHS Health Check and try to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level
Hints and tips about the simple things we can all do are available on the Dementia friends websiteIs there anything wrong with this page?