I am apprehensive about dementia just as many of my friends. My brother-in-law felt he was trapped at home and made several attempts to get away. Eight years or so ago, he left home never to be found again and is presumed dead.Many others I have met,who are suffering from dementia are lost,helpless and extremely lonely.
As per the WHO there are 50 million people affected by dementia and 10 million are added each year. This is what WHO says about the early onset of dementia, “Although age is the strongest known risk factor for dementia, it is not an inevitable consequence of ageing. Further, dementia does not exclusively affect older people – young onset dementia (defined as the onset of symptoms before the age of 65 years) accounts for up to 9% of cases.
Studies by the Harvard Medical School say that with the right lifestyle changes and the right set of actions we can delay or even ward off the onset of dementia.
It will be nice to hear the views and thoughts of readers of this blog before reading about minimising the impact of this condition.Do share your thoughts. It would be wonderful to hear from you.
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