-Dr.Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
According to a recent article from The Guardian, doctors are now reporting that banishing diabetes and depression, prolonging education, and eating more fruits and vegetables would greatly lower that amount of people suffering from dementia.
At Home Care Assistance we train all of our caregivers in The Balanced Care Method, a proprietary lifestyle program that focus on a variety of factors, one of which is healthy eating and which foods to incorporate in your daily diet to help decrease risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other chronic diseases.
Reducing diabetes and depression are clearly the two more difficult factors in this situation. In knowing that diabetes and dementia are linked, doctors are now striving to succeed in earlier detection and better, more effective treatments for those with diabetes. Diabetes has also been linked to depression, so any strides made in the field of diabetes could affect both depression and dementia. Eating fruits and vegetables also tie into the diabetes effect, and more education increases crystallized intelligence, whose presence is thought to ward off dementia. The most important thing that doctors are focusing on now is earlier detection of dementia and Alzheimer’s.