Avoid Dementia Now!

by Steven Carney on October 11, 2012

A new study indicates that about 15 million people will likely suffer from dementia by 2050. The study included lifestyle origins I’ve written about regarding dementia and Alzheimer’s. As usual, your overall health and lifestyle choices (nutrition, activity, smoking, etc.) play a critical role in developing dementia and memory problems. This new study covered a range of common health and lifestyle issues that often drive cognition and memory problems. They include:

  • High BP/hypertension
  • High cholesterol/triglycerides (from high sugar/refined-carb intake, not fat)
  • Diabetes
  • High homocysteine
  • Smoking
  • Diet and exercise

Another study

Other studies have shown similar connections based on lifestyle and habits. One published in 2010 projected a doubling of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s by 2050, from about 19 million to 40 million. They included similar origins for these diseases:

  • High blood pressure (BP)
  • Lipid problems (often from a bad diet/inactivity)
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of healthy activity
  • Lack of sufficient socialization

It’s been known for sometime that a healthy diet, with few junk/fast foods and high amounts of veggies, fruits, nuts and other whole foods/lean proteins can change your genes, adding to health and longevity with less disability. Activity has similar effects on health and genes. Plus, supplements like vitamin D and fish oil are also important for brain and overall health!

So for those who think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are problems that automatically appear with old age or as a result of bad genes or quirk of fate, the truth is, it’s mostly how you chose to live!

Like most chronic, non-contagious diseases (hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, excess weight, arthritis, cancer, etc.), your lifestyle is often what drives these problems more than any other cause! You don’t “catch” Alzheimer’s! That’s a myth!

If you have a nutrition makeover in your 20s, 30s or 40s and change your lifestyle to a more healthy one, along with more activity (3-4 times a week), your chances of getting all chronic disease, including memory and personality changes can plummet!

As a health coach, I’m here to help! Personal coaching is a profession and a process of helping clients move forward so they can have the health, success and happiness they desire.

If you are motivated to have the best and to be your best, but you are unsure of how to get there, a personal coach can help you achieve better health, more energy, longevity and success in your job, career and relationships! And it isn’t difficult nor does it take a long time! You should see results in a few weeks!

Questions or comments? Drop me a line. And feel free to request my free report on what you and your loved ones are doing that is taking 10 years off your life!

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I found this additional information on 11/27/12 after this article was published:


I found these studies about cognition and vitamin D on 12/1/12:


This fish oil study turned up on 12/3/12 and showed multiple benefits including better cognition:


I saw this study on 3/5/13 and thought it was important:


On 6/7/13, I found this valuable human study, which supports the approach I recommend:


In 9/2013, I ran across this updated info from Dr. Brownstein on how drugs for dementia don’t work well:


A new review study (October, 2013) showing good benefits for the Mediterranean diet and cognition:


A new study from 12/3013 shows the importance of vitamin-E complex for cognition and mental function:


A new study shows that exercise can keep dementia gene inactive:


© 2012 by Steve Carney/End Sickness Now

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allana October 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Thanks for great info. I was in search of this info for my future and family!

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