WHO/Europe | Healthy ageing requires a life-course approach

The first World report on ageing and health calls for urgent, comprehensive public health action to address population ageing. It summarizes current evidence, redresses common misconceptions and assumptions and outlines a framework of action to foster healthy ageing worldwide.

Key messages of the report underpin those of the upcoming WHO European Ministerial Conference on the life-course approach:  Start early to maximize functional ability. It is never too late to maintain peak health by preventing and delaying the onset of noncommunicable diseases. Minimize loss by ensuring supportive environments, effectively managing chronic conditions and developing systems of care.

Source: WHO/Europe | Healthy ageing requires a life-course approach

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Science-backed information on habits for a healthy brain

This post comes via Reader’s Digest. Well, it is a Reader’s Digest article that I came across on an Alzheimer’s and Dementia group on Facebook 😉  It’s got some good info on healthy habits and diets for ALL of us.

Happy and healthy reading!

New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed

A new survey from Reader’s Digest and the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that many Americans don’t realize certain habits can lower risk of cognitive decline and don’t prioritize brain health compared with other aspects of well-being. Continue reading

Preventing cognitive decline in the younger generation

Millennials Have the Power To Prevent Their Own Cognitive Decline. Here’s How.

Millennials Have the Power To Prevent Their Own Cognitive Decline. Here's How.

The 18-to-34 set is the first generation to have information at their fingertips that can help prevent memory loss conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. It starts with your diet. (Photo: Getty Images) 

Alzheimer’s is not a disease that strikes suddenly. Research shows that like diabetes and heart disease, it is a slow decline toward a devastating end.

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What can you do to prevent dementia?

This article from Best Alzheimer’s Products is similar to my other post on 10 things to lower your risk of developing dementia. It goes a bit more in depth and gives more options than my other post. I hope it gives you some new insights and some inspiration to be proactive about your health!

Can we prevent Alzheimer's disease

Can We Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Is Alzheimer’s a disease of choice?

Certainly none of us would consciously and deliberately choose Alzheimer’s disease, but by the same token, none of us would choose heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or a host of other diseases that are life threatening or otherwise impede our quality of life. And yet, many of us make those choices every day! It is not that any of us actively embrace the disease; indeed, many of us never truly consider the risks. But we often adopt a lifestyle that increases our chances of developing cancer or heart disease, certain respiratory diseases, and who knows what else? The question then becomes, can we prevent Alzheimer’s disease by changing some bad habits?

How Can We Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

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There’s a dementia for that….

You know how there seem to be smart phone apps for nearly everything you do? – you can track your snacking, how much walking you do, emotions, make grocery list reminders, get suggestions for sales in the area, and so on. It spurred the popular saying “there’s an app for that,” which seems to increasingly be true. I did a little digging, and the saying is actually a trademark of Apple from 2009.

I find myself thinking or saying “there’s a dementia for that,” more often than I wish.

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