Healthy cognitive ageing includes:
All of the above will help prevent dementia, delay dementia and even prevent mild cognitive impairment from progressing to dementia.
Diabetes is a risk factor for dementia as the brain is starved of glucose, so if you have diabetes it is important to be extra vigilant in eating a healthy diet and keeping fit. Your diet may include medium-chain triglycerides by taking MCT oil, coconut oil or both which will provide the brain with the same energy as glucose would.
Another factor to consider is maintaining a healthy heart with a normal blood pressure reading by managing stress, including regular, moderate physical activity, limiting alcohol, and eating healthy. Low or high blood pressure is related to cognitive decline.
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