As the brain ages, there is a risk for dementia, which is a loss of the ability to reason and access memories. As this video explains, Dementia can arise from a number of causes, and it occurs gradually. Signs of this condition include forgetfulness and confusion, but these indicators are often confused with simple aging.
There are some ways to prevent or slow the onset of dementia including physical activity and dietary changes. Introducing supplements into the diet can aid in overall health, and controlling blood pressure can help reduce the possibility of a mini-stroke that can contribute to loss of brain function and increase the onset and effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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