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Can dementia be prevented or delayed?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

The best current evidence suggests exercise may delay or possibly prevent dementia.
Eating a good diet may help. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure work with your healthcare team to control it. Research is ongoing.

In brief: Possibly

The best current evidence suggests exercise may delay or possibly prevent dementia.
Eating a good diet may help. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure work with your healthcare team to control it. Research is ongoing.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry

In brief: Maybe/ yes.

It depends on the type of dementia.
Cerebrovascular risk factors can be changed thus preventing the onset of vascular dementia. The other dementias, which follow a pattern of genetic expression, such as alzheimers, lewy body disease, and picks disease, will invariably manifest themselves eventually. Aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) and razadyne in combination with Namenda can slow down the process of alzheimer's.

In brief: Maybe/ yes.

It depends on the type of dementia.
Cerebrovascular risk factors can be changed thus preventing the onset of vascular dementia. The other dementias, which follow a pattern of genetic expression, such as alzheimers, lewy body disease, and picks disease, will invariably manifest themselves eventually. Aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) and razadyne in combination with Namenda can slow down the process of alzheimer's.
Dr. David Murdock
Dr. David Murdock
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