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9 Dementia Risks You Can Reduce through Lifestyle

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9 Dementia Risks You Can Reduce through Lifestyle
By Esther Heerema, MSW

Since we are still lacking an effective treatment or cure for dementia, one of the best ways to fight cognitive decline at this time is to prevent it. One study found that, while there are certain risk factors that are outside our control, there are others that we can reduce by life choices, and that doing so significantly decreases our chances of developing dementia. 

Is It Alzheimer's or Vitamin B12 Deficiency? 
The signs of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can mirror the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency. It is important to know the difference and be able to detect both in your loved ones. Unlike Alzheimer's, a B12 deficiency can be reversed.


9 Dementia Risks that You Can Control through Lifestyle 
Researchers reviewed 323 studies involving more than 5000 people to evaluate dementia and the conditions that increase or decrease its risk. The good news? They found 9 modifiable conditions that increase the risk of dementia.


Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Exam for Dementia 
The Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination (SLUMS) is a method of screening for Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia. It was designed as an alternative screening test to the widely used Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Here's why it's superior is some situations.


Is It Lewy Body Dementia or Dementia with Lewy Bodies? 

Dementia with Lewy bodies and Lewy body dementia- sounds like the same thing, right? Well, it depends on whom you ask, but despite the similarity in name, they're different from each other according to diagnostic guidelines. 

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