Men An Unhealthy Lifestyle Can Lead To Dementia

Men, well we have been saying this for some while and now a large research programme by the World Health Organisation has found dementia affects some 50 million people worldwide and costs £632 billion annually to treat and in addition diagnoses are likely to triple by 2050.

To tackle this growing problem they have set out guidelines linked to overall health and wellbeing that were found to be most effective at reducing the risk of dementia.

Yes, it found that age was the strongest risk factor for dementia, but that it was not an inevitable consequence of ageing. It did find that lack of physical activity, smoking, an unhealthy diet and excessive alcohol consumption would significantly increase the threat of you getting dementia.

Medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and depression also can have an affect upon developing dementia.