One-third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented if the following lifestyle factors were better managed:
- Hearing loss –
- Hypertension –
- Depression –
- Smoking –
Of those lifestyle factors, hearing loss has the greatest potential to help prevent dementia cases if it were treated starting in the mid-stages of life and continued on from there.
Treating hearing loss provides the brain with the mentally stimulating tasks that have proven to help strengthen the brain and its networks so it can continue to function at a higher level.
The link between hearing loss and dementia likely has to do with the social isolation that can come along as the hearing loss is left untreated. Without the social interactions, the brain does not have the exercise needed to enrich its function.
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