Living Well with Dementia

     Dementia may cause a significant change in your life and the lives of those around you but it should not define who you are nor should you be sad about it. Maintaining your wellbeing is important and minor adjustments in your current lifestyle may have a positive impact on your life.

    Recently, the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) a multi-center, randomized, controlled trial utilized a multi-domain intervention approach with the following components: dietary guidance, physical activity, cognitive training and social activities, and intensive monitoring and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors. The multi-domain intervention showed significant beneficial effects on overall cognitive performance and more specifically on the following cognitive domains: memory, executive function and psychomotor speed. Hence, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will definitely have positive impact on you.