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7 Risk Factors For Dementia Every Senior Should Know

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5. Ethnicity

According to some studies, people from South Asian, Black Caribbean, and Black African ethnic groups are more likely to develop dementia than people from white ethnic groups.

One possible explanation for this is that people from South Asian, Black Caribbean, and Black African ethnic groups have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes as they get older. And yes, both heart disease and diabetes are important risk factors for mental disorders.

However, experts point out that more evidence is needed to conclude that ethnicity itself is a major risk factor for dementia. When comparing the risk between different ethnic groups, it’s important to also consider several factors.

For instance, some ethnic groups may have less access to work opportunities and education and may be more likely to live in socio-economically deprived areas. Some studies have discovered that people who live in such areas are at a higher risk of developing dementia.

Meanwhile, deprived areas also tend to experience high levels of pollution and have less access to social and health care. This makes it difficult for a person to deal with any health issues that can lead to dementia.

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  1. 88 + still learning. I have found the internet has More info. than just the woke info. and childish games with all the bad over the world on display as it happens. I am still going even with cervical spinal stenosis. Emotional stress increases with this problem. Peop[le need to go through the 7 Reasons early in life. More articles on that rather than trans gender and all the rest of the stuff they focus on. If they don’t they wont have a good life to do what it isthey want to do.

    1. Great reply! I agree with you. Two years ago I had aortic valve replacement. Now I have lumbar spinal stenosis and it so impedes my ability to move….and to sleep. Other than that, I don’t feel’ my age. Not sure it that’s a detriment or not. But it’s certainly eye-opening. Dear Lord, just don’t let me lose my mind.

    1. I know that’s my biggest issues. 3-4
      Hr of fragmented sleep for over 30yrs. I know it’s gonna do me in.

  2. Studying Spanish and relearning Hebrew, taking lessons on my fourth musical instrument after a long time of not having time to play music (while raising children and pursuing a career), have all contributed to my feeling of youthfulness, not to mention regular physical activity, regular sleep and eating habits, and a positive attitude bolstered by my abiding faith in Jesus Christ.

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