5 steps to protect against Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Forgetfulness, temporary confusion, or having trouble remembering a name or word can be a normal part of life.

But when thinking problems or unusual behavior starts to interfere with everyday activities—such as working, preparing meals, or handling finances—it’s time to see a doctor. These could be signs of a condition known as dementia.

Dementia is a brain disorder that most often affects the elderly. It’s caused by the failure or death of nerve cells in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause.

By some estimates, about one-third of people ages 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s.

This Health & Medicine Lab video talks about 5 big steps to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s effectively.

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Disclaimer: Any information on diseases and treatments available in this video is intended for general guidance only and must never be considered a substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with questions you may have regarding your medical condition.