Brain-stimulating activities may reduce dementia and Alzheimer's risk, say doctors

Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Aurangabad, collaborated with IMA Aurangabad chapter . Brain cells degeneration as a result of age can lead to dementia and Alzheimers disease .

Aurangabad, India: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Aurangabad, in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Aurangabad chapter, gave the general advice on Wednesday on how to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimers disease by engaging in brain-stimulating activities, as well as prompt medical attention.Dr Prasad Deshpande of the psychiatry department of the GMCH clarified on the preventing and curative aspects of mental health among senior citizens.Brain cells degeneration as a result of age can lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.The effects of various brain-stimulating activities by seniors may diminish or advance slowly, according to Dr. Shailaja Rao Singh of the GMCH department of geriatrics.

Senior citizens who are affected by dementia or Alzheimers disease must receive proper emotional support and encouragement from their caregivers, according to IMA Aurangabad chapter secretary Dr Ujwala Dahiphale, who said earlier that people should also look out for hypertension, diabetes, depression, and hearing loss, which could lead to dementia in the long run.