HEALTH PROMOTION FOR PREVENTING DEMENTIA
Keywords:health promotion, dementia, elderly
Brain is a vital organ that controls the response to both inner and outer environments. Our Cerebrum has an important in thought, creativity, emotional regulation, memories, communication and movement. Moreover, it also controls basic activities such as talking, thinking, and eating. The brain deteriorates with increasing age. Thus, Dementia is usually found in the elderly. The common risk factors that have relevance to this condition include the increasing of age, genetics, smoking, alcohol consumption, too much protein ingestion, lacking essential vitamin that is necessary for the brain, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, brain tumor, etc.. Therefore, prevention is significant and can be done by exercising, controlling weight, working out your brain, and taking a good quality of nutrients. Those who have dementia can participle in the rehabilitation processes, which are strengthening the brain for its thinking ability and developing the potential physical ability.
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