How-To Fight Dementia? First, Know Dementia Risks! #AMCoffee

Know Risks of Dementia – Lower Them!
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Do you know the pain when a person you love and care about does not recognize you any more? Do you have those days when you shed your endless tears about the fact that you cannot do anything about it? I am very familiar with this hurt and helplessness. This state that I could not come to terms for some time is called Dementia.

One of my dearly loved family members got dementia and is still living with it. This disease takes away the identity, the precious memories, the vibrance of the soul and creates the isolation for the one who is frozen in that state. Those who love that person with dementia feel isolated as well. But the difference is they know what is going on.

That is why today’s AM Coffee is dedicated to bringing awareness about Dementia. More importantly, we will profile the 9 dementia risks that could be our way to take preventative measures.

Researcher tell that about 47 million people worldwide have dementia. That number is expected to nearly triple to 131 million by 2050. Our responsibility is to take the best way we know to prevent this to happen. And the first step in any process is to become aware of it and then take the first tiny step to learn about it.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Top 3 Risks That Could Make Huge Difference in Preventing Dementia

    Dementia is usually diagnosed later in life, when a person has achieved that state when they could relax a bit and go on with their passions for hobbies, family, travel and social life.

    However, brain changes begin to develop years and years before the first symptoms become apparent and “visible” to those around.

    The findings from 24 international experts were released by The Lancet medical journal Thursday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, England. The findings, in many ways, are profound, as they incorporate the data from around the world, not just from a population sample in this country.

    “We believe that a broader approach to prevention of dementia which reflects these changing risk factors will benefit our aging societies and help to prevent the rising number of dementia cases globally,” said Professor and lead author Gill Livingston from University College London.

    Here are the TOP 3 RISKS that would dramatically decrease the spread of Dementia – these were found by the Study published in The Lancet medical journal (a very respected publication among the medical professionals).

    #1 Staying in school – which would reduce dementia cases by 8 percent

    #2 Reducing hearing loss in mid-life – 9 percent fewer cases

    #3 Stopping smoking later in life – 5 percent fewer dementia cases

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    • I do believe Im still in school, I do learn by visiting your blog every chance I get. So it that a win for us. LOL

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      How do you reduce hearing loss in mid-life? I know what can be done earlier in life but usually by mid-life, you already have hearing loss. Can it be reversed?

      • good morning well this is going to be interesting

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Amanda,
        Usually, the hearing loss at this stage is associated with the work conditions, poor health and personal hygiene, and not being proactive with the health issues.
        Education kicks in right away, as people without education tend to work harder jobs, have insufficient incomes for personal care like a doctor’s visit and preventative measures, and lack of knowledge what to look for when the body hurts and aches and how to make prevention work in their life.

    • I live and learn on the daily! i quit smoking 6 years ago!! greatest thing i ever did!!

  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    DEMENTIA is a killer disease. It takes away the essence of being a human, of feeling the joy and the pain of memories, and sharing ourselves with others. The connection with other humans – family and friends – is being severed and pushes a person with dementia into the dark oblivion, floating in a cold cosmos of disconnection and loneliness.

    Please share your own personal stories if you have any on Dementia and how you deal with it.

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    • I really dont have a personal store about dementia. But sound like, we need social interaction as much as possible , regardless of age. I feel sorry for people that are bed ridden, where does they interaction come from.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Barbara,
        You’re right on it!
        Yes, what we are doing here is part of building a stronger social connection with other people in our community!
        And as we know now from this study, Building Social ties lowers DEMENTIA risks significantly.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      I don’t know anyone with dementia but my grandmother had Alzheimers.

      • i personal dont know any one but my daughter has a business that she takes care of the older ppl and she has a few cases with that and she said it is really hard

  3. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:
  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    The Second Set of 3 Dementia Risks

    One-third of dementia cases worldwide might be prevented by paying attention to nine risk factors throughout life, researchers say.

    We have looked over the 1st triad of those risks. Now, here’s the 2nd group that may be very surprising to us, yet were proven by the study that they contribute to dementia or prevention of it.

    #4 Reducing Obesity

    #5 Reducing High Blood Pressure

    #6 Reducing Diabetes in later life

    The above risk factors call for attention especially in mid life (45-65 age group), when people start experiencing the symptoms and the onset of the diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, obesity.

    Taking care of these risk factors would possibly prevent 35 percent of dementia cases, the study findings suggested.

    In comparison, targeting the major genetic risk factor – known as ApoE – would prevent less than one in 10 dementia cases (7 percent), the study authors said.

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    • Scary, diabetes and heart disease run in my family. One thing that has happened, the heart disease has affects the men in the family and not the women. I know I got a little off topic with this one.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Barbara,
        I don’t thing there’s anything OFF topic.
        Our bodies are an integral part of physical and emotional paradigms that we deal with daily.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      I think the main reason for the increase in these 3 in mid-life is diet! Which we’ve talked about – healthy diet, healthy life!

  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    The Third Set of the Dementia Triad

    #7 Reducing Depression

    #8 Reducing Physical Inactivity

    #9 Social Isolation

    Study co-author Dr. Lon Schneider is a professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. “Society must engage in ways to reduce dementia risk throughout life, and improve the care and treatment for those with the disease,” he said.

    “This includes providing safe and effective social and health-care interventions in order to integrate people with dementia within their communities. Hopefully this will also ensure that people with dementia, their families and caregivers encounter a society that accepts and supports them,” Schneider said.

    From my personal experience, it is one of the toughest situations to have a Dementia patient in the family and go through life with it. The personal stamina of the caretakers calls for more acceptance of the situation on the personal level. That could take time and a lot of agony to go through.

    And the medical system is very undeveloped to fight this disease. Basically, nothing can be done to revert the situation, but the social support is not where it needs to be.

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    • So sad, I wish they could speed up the research to find a cure.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      This is one of the reasons it is so important to keep in contact with your parents and make sure they have daily interaction with people! Social isolation and depression go hand in hand especially if there are issues with mobility!

      • that is what my daughter said it is so hard to do this job but she has some great gals that take good care of them and they get to have all the support that the girls give the patients i can imagine how hard it is

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Amanda,
        This is such a valid and very important insight!
        Our elderly parents do need us and our time with them.
        It does increase their ability to be more social.

  6. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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