Extract from the Telegraph:
"Walking, gardening or doing housework for 30 minutes most days can cut the risk of dementia by more than a third, scientists have found.
A team of researchers in Italy measured the calories burnt by more than 700 pensioners each day and found those who were most active were least likely to develop vascular dementia, in which the blood vessels that feed the brain become damaged and lead to mental decline.
Those sticking to guidelines of walking for 30 minutes on at least four days a week were 39 per cent less likely to develop the condition.
Vascular dementia is the second most common form of mental decline after Alzheimer's disease. There are about 700,000 people with dementia in Britain and the vascular form of the condition accounts for 17 per cent of cases.
Symptoms include problems with concentration, memory difficulties, depression, seizures and confusion."
You can also significantly reduce your risk of developing vascular dementia by avoiding eating salt and salty food and avoiding pharmaceutical drugs unless these are essential, because many pharmaceuticals - including steroids like prednisone and prednisolone, HRT and other oestrogen-containing drugs, tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline and other psychotropic drugs - do great harm to the blood vessels.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!vulnerable groups
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