[ALERT] Common Habit Triggers Dementia
Nothing has a bigger impact on how you age than your lifestyle.
And I don’t just mean diet and exercise.
Yes, they’re important too. But there’s a LOT more to living a healthy lifestyle—especially when it comes to your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
So if you want to put the brakes on brain shrink as you age—and reduce your risk of dementia in the process—there is one lifestyle factor you can’t afford to overlook.
Social isolation is a serious health risk for older adults.
Studies find it increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety, and hospitalizations.
Social isolation is even linked to an increased risk of premature death equal to what you face if you smoke, are obese, or inactive.
But the impact on your brain could be the WORST of all.
An earlier study found that loneliness can contribute to a 50 percent increased risk of dementia. And now new research using MRIs of the brain showed the ACTUAL physical impact loneliness can have on your, brain.
This study revealed that folks with less frequent social contact have smaller total brain volumes, including a smaller hippocampus and temporal and occipital lobes.
In addition, white matter lesions (an indicator of degenerative or inflammatory processes) INCREASED as social interactions DECREASED.
This is similar to data from the Framingham Study, which showed that even in adults considered low-risk, dementia cases tripled in those who were lonely.
And in a separate analysis of the U.K. Biobank (a database from an ongoing, long-term study started in 2016), loneliness and social isolation were linked with smaller brain volume and increased risk of dementia.
For the estimated more than one-quarter of adults over 65 who suffer from loneliness and social isolation, this presents a SERIOUS risk.
I can’t think of a better excuse to get off your couch and start interacting with the world around you. You could begin attending church, join a pickleball league, join a water aerobics class at your local gym, or volunteer at a local shelter.
The options are endless… but it’s up to you to take the first step.
P.S. Laughter literally has the power to heal. In fact, new research confirms it. CLICK HERE for the whole story.
“Association Between Frequency of Social Contact and Brain Atrophy in Community-Dwelling Older People Without Dementia: The JPSC-AD Study,” Neurology Jul 2023, 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207602; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207602
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