Provider welcomes report claiming healthy lifestyles reduce dementia risk

Experts at a leading care provider have welcomed the latest report highlighting the positive impact a healthy lifestyle has on reducing the risk of dementia.

‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors’ published by Alzheimer’s Disease International, concludes that dementia risk can be modified through increased physical activity, a healthier diet, a challenged mind and better treatment for hypertension and high cholesterol.

Care home provider Hill Care has championed the significance of a healthy lifestyle in reducing the risks of dementia and welcomed the latest report.

Wendy Waddicor, managing director at Hill Care, said: “The World Alzheimer’s Report 2014 reiterates the need for people of all ages to take part in activities that invigorate the mind and body in order to reduce the risk of developing dementia.

“At Hill Care we ensure all of our residents enjoy a full programme of activities which offer them both physical and mental stimulation. These activities are designed to be both enjoyable for the residents and to help prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s with many of them containing elements of nostalgia and reminiscence, such as tea dances or days themed around childhood memories.”

Hill Care also supports Dementia Awareness and Nutrition and Hydration Week, and host events to remind staff and residents of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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