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As the average age of the population rises, here are seven things that may lower your risk of dementia.

More people than ever are being diagnosed with dementia

By Jacob DamianPublished 4 months ago 4 min read
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As the average age of the population continues to rise, medical professionals are able to detect dementia in an unprecedented number of individuals.

Damage or loss of nerve cells and the connections between them in the brain are the primary causes of this illness.

It manifests itself in a unique way for each individual, and it may have an effect on individuals of any age.

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Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia are only three of the more than 200 recognized types of dementia. Researchers never stop trying to figure out what causes it and what kinds of therapies could be effective.

However, there are certain things that you can do to help control your odds, such as selecting the foods that you consume. You can do this.

Leafy green veggies and berries are prioritized in the MIND diet, which prioritizes the consumption of spinach and other leafy green vegetables above other kinds of fruit and vegetables.

This is due to the fact that they have a significant and beneficial impact on cognitive health and may assist in halting the decrease in cognitive function.

According to a number of studies, this may be because of the neuroprotective properties of the nutrients lutein, folate, beta-carotene, and phylloquinone, all of which are present in the diet.

Leafy green vegetables

Spinach, a wide variety of other dark leafy green vegetables, such as kale and collard greens, are advised for similar benefits. These include kale, collard greens, and lettuce, among other leafy greens.

Meals with a rainbow of colors

Nutritionists believe that a plate full of vibrant colors is a good indicator of a healthy brain diet.

It is advised that you make an effort to consume at least six naturally colored items at each meal, and even more if it is within your means to do so.

This will guarantee that you get a healthy intake of antioxidants, which protect against oxidative stress in the brain. Antioxidants may be found in foods like fruits and vegetables.

At least half of your plate should be comprised of fruits, vegetables, and salads. To this foundation, you may then add grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fish, healthy oils, dairy products, and meats.

In addition to a modest amount of dark chocolate, foods such as red apples, yellow egg yolks, dark green vegetables, and black olives are a few examples of those that may help you build up your color spread.


Strawberries and blueberries both assist in maintaining the brain operating at its best and may delay the onset of symptoms associated with dementia.

In a study that was conducted at the University of Cincinnati the previous year, the researchers focused on the recollections of 33 obese individuals who were in their late 50s.

While one half of the individuals were given a blueberry sachet to add to their daily water intake, the other half were given a placebo instead.

People who were given the blueberry sachet on a daily basis saw a significant improvement in their recollections, which lends credence to the claim that "continuous blueberry supplementation may contribute to protection against cognitive decline."


Wholegrain cereals, in contrast to refined grains, have not undergone the milling process that removes the bran and germ.

It retains its wholeness, so it provides much more nutrients.

Whole grains are recommended by certain diets to be consumed at least three times each day, with each of these three meals including at least one whole grain source.

These may include a wide variety of wheats, such as spelt, rice, barley (including hull-less or naked, but not pearled), maize, rye oats, millets, and wild rice, among other grains.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have a function in elevating mood and sharpening memory, in addition to preserving your brain against cognitive loss.

Olive oil

Olive oil should be used whenever possible as a cooking fat because of the positive effects it has on the brain.

Olive oil is known to eliminate harmful proteins from the brain, and it also offers a number of additional health advantages in contrast to butter and other cooking oils. Olive oil is rich in over 230 different anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities.

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