The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its first ever guidelines on how people can help avoid getting dementia. It looked at the evidence of what works and what doesn’t for lowering risk. Things to avoid include smoking and drinking too much alcohol.While eating a healthy diet is beneficial, popping vitamin pills makes no difference to dementia risk, it advises.
There is no good evidence that brain training works but some studies suggest it may be worthwhile, says the WHO.
Dementia affects around 50 million people around the world and is becoming more common.While there is no treatment that can cure it, there are things people can do to lower their risk of the disease or slow its onset. Old age is the strongest risk factor, but it is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing.Genetics also play a role, but many risk factors are modifiable.
Experts have previously suggested lifestyle changes could prevent around a third of dementia cases.
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Carrying out even basic activities in older age might help maintain brain health.
Recent research suggests that doing even low-intensity physical activity allows older people to reduce their risk of dementia.
There are several factors can affect a person’s chance of developing dementia.
Some of the factors, such as age and genetics, are unavoidable. Others, such as smoking and other unhealthful behaviors, are lifestyle choices that a person can change.
Regularly exercising and eating a healthful diet may prevent the onset of symptoms, say the Alzheimer’s Association.
However, a new study that appears in the journal Neurology has revealed that any kind of physical activity — including basic tasks such as doing housework — may protect a person’s brain when they have already reached old age.
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Along with other areas of the economy, the care sector is ramping up its Brexit preparations in case of a ‘no deal’ scenario.
Apetito and Bidfood, who between them supply thousands of care providers, said they were holding extra inventory in case of supply chain problems.
Both said they were prepared but Apetito said it feared others were not. “We are in a strong position,” said Apetito UK boss Paul Freeston.
“But some firms would not be able to build up big stocks,” like his firm, he said. “Or if they are doing fresh produce they would have to stop. A Hard Brexit could cause them significant economic difficulties.”
Everycare Eastbourne have been encouraging their clients to ensure that they have adequate supplies of medicines in case there is a delay in the supply chain and homes and suppliers are stockpiling food and other essentials in case this happens.
Allied Healthcare at risk of collapse leaving thousands of elderly people on alert.
Allied Healthcare could cease to operate at the end of the month, the Care Quality Commission has said and there is a ‘credible risk’ services could be disrupted.
Thousands of elderly people were put on alert yesterday amid warnings one of the country’s leading care firms is at risk of collapse.
The Care Quality Commission sounded the alarm after saying Allied Healthcare could cease to operate at the end of this month.
It said there was a “credible risk” that services could be “disrupted” if the company collapsed. Allied Heathcare provides home care – help with washing, feeding and dressing – for 9,300 people in 84 councils across England. The company, which has been struggling with debts, employs 8,000 people. Councils have a duty by law to continue to provide care if a private firm goes bust.
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