The WHO recently released it’s first recommendations regarding prevention or delay of dementia. They include: getting regular physical exercise, not using tobacco, drinking less alcohol, maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, and eating a healthy diet — particularly a Mediterranean diet. WHO also warned against taking dietary supplements such as vitamins B and E in an effort to combat cognitive decline and dementia.
Additionally, “An essential element of every national dementia plan is support for carers of people with dementia,” said Dr Dévora Kestel, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. “Dementia carers are very often family members who need to make considerable adjustments to their family and professional lives to care for their loved ones.
Here are five media articles about the WHO report, including two covering expert reactions to the report:
Eat well, exercise more: New global guidelines to reduce risk of dementia
6 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia, According To A New Report
WHO issues first advice on dementia: exercise and don’t smoke
expert reaction to WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia
How to cut your dementia risk, according to experts
Here are two WHO press releases, together with a set of WHO links on management of dementia:
Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia
WHO guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia
Evidence-based recommendations for management of dementia in non-specialized health settings
All links have been added to Alzheimer’s > Amelioration/Prevention.