dementia home care services

Dementia is one of the most devastating diagnoses to receive, but patients can do a lot to delay their cognitive decline and those who are at high risk can reduce their risk of developing it at all. 


According to the Alzheimer’s Society, taking part in physical activity several times a week can improve blood flow around the body, including to the brain. Therefore, this will help it stay alert and healthy. 

Brisk walking, swimming, cycling, as well as gardening, climbing stairs, lifting weights and dancing are all good forms of exercise to do. 

Keep your mind ticking

It goes without saying that keeping your mind active will help improve its health, which is essential for those who want to slow down their deterioration.

They can do this by taking part in arts and crafts, playing a musical instrument, reading books, doing puzzles or quizzes, playing cards or board games, learning a new language, writing stories, or volunteering. 

Improve your diet

Everyone knows the importance of eating well for our physical health, but it is also essential for our brain health too. 

Fill your diet with wholegrain foods, fruits, vegetables, pulses, nuts, and seeds, avoid sugary foods and reduce salt intake to a teaspoon per day.

It is also good to eat at least two portions of fish a week, including one oily fish; reduce intake of red or processed meat; and opt for lower-fat dairy. 

When it comes to alcohol, stick to 14 units per week, with only six to eight consumed at any one time. This is the equivalent of seven pints of lager or one bottle of wine.

It is very easy to go over this, particularly during festive occasions, but drinking too much alcohol can increase the risk of dementia. 

By following this advice, patients can live independently for longer before they require dementia home care services.


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