Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe various syndromes of impaired brain functioning, which may include symptoms of memory loss, and a decline in thinking and reasoning abilities.3 The neurodegenerative disease processes that underlie certain types of dementia are progressive and irreversible.3,4 There are several different forms of dementia, including:3,4,5

  • Alzheimer’s disease — the most common neurodegenerative type of dementia among older people. It is thought to develop in association with certain types of brain changes, including pathological protein buildup known as amyloid plaques and tau tangles.

  • Frontotemporal dementia — more rare than Alzheimer’s and most commonly affects people under age 60. It also is thought to develop in association with abnormal amounts or forms of proteins in the brain. This type is also neurodegenerative.

  • Lewy body dementia — this neurodegenerative type results from abnormal deposits of a protein known as Lewy bodies.

  • Vascular dementia — develops as a result of impaired blood flow to the brain or damage to blood vessels in the brain, such as from strokes or mini-strokes.

  • Mixed dementia — involves a combination of dementia types.

  • Signs & Symptoms of Dementia

  • The symptoms aren’t exactly the same for everyone, and not all types of dementia have the same symptoms.4 However, some of the more common signs and symptoms of dementia include:3,4,5,8,9

  • Asking the same questions.

  • Becoming disoriented in familiar areas.

  • Changes in personality.

  • Confusion.

  • Difficulty focusing, reasoning, or solving problems.

  • Difficulty learning new things.

  • Forgetting recent things, such as events or conversations, or the names of people they know well.

  • Impaired judgment.

  • Memory loss.

  • New difficulty managing money or paying bills.

  • Problems with balance or coordination.

  • Referring to familiar objects with unusual words.

  • Trouble controlling their emotions.

  • Trouble speaking or reading and writing.

  • Unusual visual changes not attributed to aging.

  • Risks & Causes of Dementia

  • Neurodegenerative and vascular types of dementia are caused by progressive damage to the nerve cells in the brain, resulting in such brain cells not working effectively, losing their connection to other brain cells, and ultimately dying off.4 Such changes can affect the parts of the brain that control thought, reasoning, judgment, memory, emotions, and movement.4 There are several factors that can increase the risk of developing dementia. These include:3,4,7,8

  • Age. People who are older are more likely to develop dementia, especially after age 65.

  • Family history. If you have a parent or sibling with dementia, you may be more likely to develop it due to increased genetic risk.

  • Gender. Females may be more likely to eventually develop dementia, as on average, they have longer lifespans than men.

  • Lower cognitive reserve. The concept of cognitive reserve describes our resiliency to certain brain disease processes based on having kept our brains active over the course of a lifetime. People who don’t continue learning throughout life, who utilize a narrower range of mental skills at work, and who are more isolated may be at greater risk for dementia.

  • Race and ethnicity. Older African Americans have more than double the risk of developing dementia than Caucasians, while Hispanics have 1.5 times the risk compared to Caucasians.

  • Physical health. People with hypertension and high cholesterol have a greater risk of developing dementia when these conditions are not well-managed. People who are overweight, not physically fit, or have type 2 diabetes are also more prone to dementia. Other chronic health issues can also raise the risk for dementia, including multiple sclerosis, HIV, kidney disease, developmental disabilities, and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Mental health. People with depression are more likely to get dementia.

  • Head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can raise the risk of developing dementia, particularly if they have occurred multiple times, involved a loss of consciousness, or were severe. Heavy alcohol use can lead to accidents, injuries, and falls, and frequent head injuries may damage the brain and significantly increase the risk of dementia.

  • Lifestyle issues. Cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, and binge drinking have been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia. People with alcoholism are more likely to develop dementia, and at earlier ages.

  • Environment. Exposure to micro-particulate substances in certain types of air pollution or burning wood could make dementia more likely.

How to Stop Drinking – 6 Best Tips to Help you Quit Drinking Alcohol Now

Allen Carr’s Easyway is more than just a list of tips to stop drinking or instructions which have to be followed blindly. Having said that – the method is beautifully simple – the instructions just have to be followed in conjunction with gaining a full understanding of the method.

Whether you think you’re a casual drinker, a medium drinker, a binge drinker, a problem drinker, or what you consider a fully-fledged alcoholic – you’ve been drawn to this page for a reason – to find help to stop drinking. Perhaps someone has criticized your drinking, or you recently embarrassed yourself at a work event, or you’ve just become worried about how much and how often you drink alcohol.

Once you’ve got it clearly into your mind that there are no advantages to drinking instead only benefits of not drinking alcohol, then the steps to quit drinking below will help you get free but if you are serious about quitting, we strongly recommend you attend your nearest Allen Carr center or have an an online seminar

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