What the WHO for the prevention of dementia is recommended

Who moves more, and with the Smoking stops, it can prevent also a dementia disease: The world health organization (WHO) has published for the first Time, appropriate guidelines and in the context of Obesity, Diabetes and hypertension with dementia pointed out. The States and actors in the health sector, the WHO advises in these areas to counteract.

Currently, around 50 million people with Alzheimer’s disease or other of life worldwide according to the WHO

. In Germany, approximately 1.7 million people are affected. The Director-General of the world health organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is estimated that the number will triple in the next 30 years is expected to triple. “We must do everything we can to reduce our risk for dementia,” said the scientist. For this, there is a simple formula: What is good for the heart is good for the brain.

No vaccination or cure

“A physically active lifestyle is associated with the health of the brain,” in the new guidelines. Large studies have shown that physically active people get rare diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. “Physical activity seems beneficial to have an influence on the structure of the brain.” In addition, the movement was not sufficiently good for high blood pressure – and is also a risk factor for dementia.

Dementia different disease are grouped forms in which the mental performance is very strong. The vast majority of those Affected have Alzheimer’s disease. Ill lose within years, mental ability and change in personality. Alzheimer’s usually leads to helplessness, and of the most serious needs, both mental and physical. Many Sufferers do not recognize their relatives, some are aggressive. There is neither a preventive vaccine or a cure for Alzheimer’s. More crucial is the prevention of the disease.

Cognitive Training and sports supplements

The WHO recommends, in addition to plenty of exercise and avoidance of Smoking also a healthy and balanced diet for the prevention of dementia. Also cognitive Training for older adults could help. As measures against Overweight to be recommended, especially in middle age, and against hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption.

Of no Use the WHO sees the intake of Vitamin B and E and other dietary supplements. These funds should no longer be used for dementia prevention advertised, calls for the WHO.

To develop the greatest risk, however, continues to age. Before the age of 65. Years of age are affected only a few, among the 85 – to 89-Year-old suffers according to the German Alzheimer society, every Fourth dementia.