A Recent study of how cognitive decline and dementia shows that through some exercises the risk of dementia is decreased. However, the panel of scientists from the National Academies for Sciences, Engineering, Medicine says that there is not sufficient proof that the respective exercises do indeed contribute to lowering the risk of dementia occurrence.
A Study Shows Timid Signs that a Healthy Lifestyle Decreases the Risk of Dementia
Concluding their ten-year research, the panel has cited the results of another research that were released last summer. The previous research suggests that there would be a possibility of reducing the risk of dementia through a program highly targeted at brain-training by over 10 years. It links dementia to anatomic-physiologic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. These conditions affect the health of blood vessels.
Moreover, it further posits the idea that a sedentary lifestyle is much more probable to trigger illnesses, while an active fitness lifestyle reduces the risk of dementia because it improves the physical, cognitive, and mental health.
However, the panel does not endorse such public health policies or stimulants or medication that would offer a 100% guarantee that it can prevent mental decline, cognitive impairment or prevent full-blown Alzheimer’s. The panel says that these are related challenges, and no beneficial strategy has yet been found to be effective enough to prevent or decrease the risk of dementia occurrence.
However, theirs is still enough rationale to think that, for the benefit of the nation and individuals alike, improving one area can increase the research-related results on the overall cognitive health. Studies from all sources indicate that regular physical activity has its benefits on the aging population’s—cognitive—health. And results, until now, at least, indicate that increasing or reducing the risk of dementia is directly proportional with the blood pressure and overall vascular health.
Nonetheless, the panel of researchers withholds any clear-cut recommendations for public health policies related to cognitive decline or dementia, study says.
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