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The new 2nd Community Centre is now in use with just finishing touches to be completed.

Understanding the Dementia Puzzle

A positive outlook

“The most important thing to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s is that we keep focusing on staying as happy as possible, we keep having reasons to get up in the morning, knowing that we can make a difference in the world,” Verity says.

A strong social network is also a powerful ally against dementia. Recent research by the Université Victor-Segalen in Bourdeaux and the University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Ageing found people who have good friends have a lower risk of developing the disease.

Valenzuela says, “Social activity has numerous benefits. If you do mental activities with other people, it seems to have a better outcome than if you do them alone. Similarly, if you do physical activity with others, it seems to be better for the brain than doing it alone.”

 



Put the pieces in place to build a strategy against mental deterioration.

Dementia is associated with old age, and as such, it’s something many of us put off thinking about until retirement.

It is an umbrella term for a number of symptoms, including memory loss and confused thinking. Some sufferers have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of the disease. Alzheimer’s Australia estimates 280,000 people currently have dementia, with the number set to hit 981,000 by 2050 as our population ages.

 

Read The Article (The Telegraph)