Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “DEMENTIA RISK“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Dementia
Mnemonic : DEMENTIA RISK
D – Diabetes: Having uncontrolled diabetes increases the risk of dementia.
E – Education: Lower levels of education can be a risk factor for dementia.
M – Midlife Hypertension: High blood pressure in midlife is associated with an increased risk of dementia.
E – Emotional Health: Chronic stress and depression can contribute to the development of dementia.
N – Nicotine Use: Smoking and exposure to nicotine are linked to a higher risk of dementia.
T – Traumatic Brain Injury: Repeated head injuries, such as concussions, can elevate the risk.
I – Isolation: Social isolation and lack of social engagement can increase dementia risk.
A – Alcohol Abuse: Excessive alcohol consumption is a known risk factor for dementia.
R – Genetics: Family history and specific genetic factors can raise the risk of dementia.
I – Inactivity: A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity are risk factors.
S – Sleep Disorders: Conditions like sleep apnea may contribute to dementia risk.
K – High Cholesterol: Elevated cholesterol levels can be associated with a higher risk of dementia.
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