Here’s some good news to kick off your weekend: New research is suggesting that cases of dementia may be dwindling in the U.S., as well as in other developed countries such as the United Kingdom and Sweden. The reason? Researchers believe there might be a connection between improved mental health and improved cardiovascular health—especially in the areas of blood pressure and heart disease. However, there is one caveat to the celebration: With obesity and diabetes on the rise among younger Americans, this dementia trend could quickly reverse. That said, there are solutions to ensure mental health for all generations stays sharp. As the researchers say, ‘What’s good for the heart is good for the brain,’ so strive to get regular exercise, quit smoking, keep a healthy diet and work toward an optimal weight. What do you think of this news? Are you optimistic that this decrease in dementia will continue? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Forecasting a Sharper Mind: Dementia Risk May Be Dropping
April 10, 2017