Listen: UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia
"Key lifestyle. Choices such as getting regular exercise. Not smoking or drinking too much can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. The U N health agency said on Tuesday in recommendations designed to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the illness by twenty fifty dwelt Health Organization guidelines are aimed at medical professionals governments and carers today around fifty million people globally suffer from dementia. And there are nearly ten million new cases every year, according to WHO's, Dr near Joo. Chowdhary other lifestyle choices that people can take to reduce the risk of dementia include controlling their weight, eating healthily and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels as next steps what we urge countries to do is to include a dementia risk reduction in their policies and plans do have programs for training of healthcare providers. So that they can provide these recommendations and interventions to people they see in their clinics and also as we've noted in these guidelines, there is still more research that needs to be done, and we urge governments to invest in more research, not only for dementia cures, but also for prevention and selection and better treatment of people with dementia last year WHO provided support to countries such as Bosnia and hurts governor Croatia cata Slovenia and Sri Lanka to develop a comprehensive multi sexual public health response to dementia"