Every so slowly, there is more and more research emerging to support that lifestyle factors can prevent dementia, as well as slow down the degeneration of dementia after someone is diagnosed. The study below is worth a read, and was highlighted on our commercial television channels in Australia last week.
From my perspective this is perfect timing as I am in Geneva for the first WHO Ministerial Conference on dementia, and I hope to provide a message drugs for a cure are not all that people with or without dementia want. Of course we want a cure, but we also want better care. It also makes eminent sense that the approach in this study will benefit those if us with a diagnosis.
As Mahatma Gandhi said;
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.