Complications associated with the decline of the cardiovascular system have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia. A study by the Global Council on Brain Health concluded that maintaining a healthy blood flow and heart operation will stave off these bad effects. Cardiovascular diseases are a result of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Improving health by reducing these categories will lead to better brain health. Being physically active is the best method to improve these problems.
- To decrease the risk of dementia, it’s important to pay attention to both your heart and brain health.
- Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity all put you at a higher risk of developing dementia.
- Maintaining healthy blood flow is critical in preventing Alzheimer’s as we age.
“It sets out that factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking, which damage blood vessel walls over time, likely increase the risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.”