Why old people "fall in childhood" and is there any chance to avoid itPictolic
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Sometimes older people are returning to your childhood, but it does not bring joy to them or loved ones. They become forgetful, sad, sometimes aggressive, and almost always very unhappy. In this case behave loved ones?
With the problem of senile dementia can happen to anyone who has relatives in old age. Therefore, the issues concerning this disease, are of concern to many. Some of them replied the doctor of psychology, head of the project "Memini" Alexander Sonin.
Andrey Sonin said that dementia is more likely to occur if the human brain something interferes with normal functioning. It could be Alzheimer's, stroke, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, disruptions in metabolism, alcoholism, and even poisoning.
According to psychologist, the help in this case can only have a specialist narrow profile. In Russia there are a few specialized centers, where they can accurately diagnose and prescribe the necessary treatment. But in that case, if the problem referring to the district physician or psychiatrist, you will almost always get the same answer, that's old, so you need to accept and tolerate.
In recent years, the situation in Russia has improved — started to work with the special programme for medical and social projects, but there are doctors who specialize in problems of the elderly — geriatric doctors.
But dementia does not only depend on the health condition. The important role played by genetics and lifestyle. Experts believe that if we evaluate the impact of each of these factors on the likelihood of dementia, the ratio will look like 2 to 1.
However, even with a dysfunctional genetics can significantly reduce the likelihood of negative processes. If you give up bad habits, eat right, and generally lead a healthy life, if not to avoid disease completely, to delay the appearance of her symptoms for a considerable time.
In the risk group, according to experts, are the people leading a sedentary lifestyle and those who are not eating healthy. Influences and mental activity in people who have received good education and engaged in mental activity, the first signs of dementia appear much later.
The expert group of the world health organization in 2016 stated that the most promising way of dealing with dementia can be considered a prevention rather than treatment. Still the major cause of dementia in the world is Alzheimer's disease caused by protein deposits in the blood vessels of the brain.
The disease begins to emerge 10-15 years before the first symptoms and at this time, memory, attention and speech are in the normal range. To delay the "first call" disease, it is important to follow a few simple rules.
Many believe that with dementia can be fought with memorizing poetry, playing chess and solving puzzles. Yes, it works, but without adequate age, physical activity mental exercise will not bring any fruit.
On the second place in importance, according to the world scientists proved diet. According to leading experts, it must be the Mediterranean and include not only meat, but a lot of fish, vegetables and fruits. Important also finds a positive attitude and control of depression — it increases the so-called cognitive reserve, the brain and reduces the likelihood of damage.
And, of course, intellectual activity, the ability to withstand dementia familiar to everyone. At the last place of significance was weight control, Smoking cessation and prevention of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and other hazardous for vessels of the brain diseases. The main thing is to remember that it's never too late to reconsider your lifestyle and start prevention of dementia.