Health & FitStudy: Healthy Lifestyle Is Even More Important for Preventing Dementia Than We Thought
Latest recommendations for preventing dementia are good advice for everyone
What the WHO has to say about staying cognitively fit.
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are a growing worldwide health problem, affecting some 50 million people around the globe, and it’s getting worse.
An estimated 10 million people develop the condition annually, and, according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people with dementia is expected to triple over the next 30 years.
The good news is that, according to, there’s something we can do about it.
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Staving off dementia, according to WHO, is a matter of living a healthy lifestyle. That means “getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling...weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.”
The number of people dying from dementia-related causes has been on the rise in all risk groups in the United States. The death rate in was 66.7 people per 100,000 people, up from 30.5 dementia deaths per 100,000 people in 2000..
According to Dr. Ghebreyesus, “The scientific evidence gathered for these Guidelines confirm what we have suspected for some time, that what is good for our heart, is also good for our brain.”
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A study published Monday found a link between dementia and certain medications, including antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs.
In other words, people should be doing exactly what doctors and other health authorities have been telling them to do anyway. A healthy diet —— can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia.
WHO’s Global Dementia Observatory compiles information on every aspect of dementia from some 80 countries, and WHO has provided support to Croatia, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and other nations to help them develop a comprehensive public health program for fighting the problem.
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Psychologist reveals signs: your date is charming and sociable? How You Recognize a Sociopath
A sociopath can not be recognized at first glance. Often they are even courteous and intelligent. How you can expose him nevertheless, betrays an Australian psychologist.
Your date is charming, funny or sociable? Good for you. Of course only if there is nothing else behind this behavior.
The word sociopath is easily associated with people you do not like. Most people do not even know what this is about. Sociopaths often have a dissocial personality disorder from a medical perspective. They can not empathize with others nor decide between right and wrong. At least that's the definition. Studies have found that one in 25 bears sociopathic traits. The probability that a sociopath sits in front of you on the date is therefore not excluded.
But how do you recognize a sociopath at first sight? The australian psychologist dr. Marny Lishman knows what to look for:
You are charming
Sociopaths know exactly what they need to say to be liked by their counterparts. They seem very charming and successful, but inside they feel shame and guilt, says the expert in the "Daily Mail".
They are not interested in their feelings
Initially, sociopaths are still quite charming, but if they do not get what they want, they become manipulative and unfair. So the assessment of the psychologist.
They are experienced liars
Sociopaths are manipulative and like to be in control. They either lie to protect themselves or to point out the mistakes of others in order to defend themselves.
You have problems in Job
As sociopaths are not very social, this could cause problems at work. Often they are rude to employees, they are not interested in the team, and because of lack of empathy, they can not build relationships with colleagues. Or they blame others when things go wrong and break rules.
The expert advises persons who recognize themselves in these signs to consult a psychologist. There are people whose symptoms are more or less pronounced. But they could hurt others.
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