Jun 15

Does stroke prevention help decrease the risk for dementia?

By MD for Seniors

Caregivers should encourage their loved ones to stay active to decrease their risks for stroke or vascular dementia.

Taking precautionary measures to ensure good heart and brain health is essential for aging well.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with cancer, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease all placing in the top six. The risks for these conditions increase with age, making preventative measures crucial.

Researchers around the world are continually trying to find steps we can take to stop these conditions from forming. Recently, a team from the University of Western Ontario conducted a study on preventing stroke for people over the …read more

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