Taking care of yourself now will really pay off later.
Getting old is getting expensive. Really expensive. Think billions-hundreds of billions, even. And according to an April 2013 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, it's just going to get more so in the coming decades. Why? The incidence of dementia is on the rise in our country and it is a pricey disease. There are so many costs associated with dementia-medication, health care, home care, etc. It's not just as simple as taking a pill and calling your doc in the morning.
Fortunately, dementia is a chronic disease. "Fortunate?!" you say. Yup, fortunate, because like many chronic diseases, dementia is in part lifestyle-driven, which means that you can help control it. There is an abundance of research, and more emerging everyday, that what you eat, how active you are and how you manage your stress today all contribute to your risk of dementia later in life.
Let's break down what you can do.
Watch What You Eat
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