If you’re concerned about your risk for dementia – possibly you have a family history of dementia or you’ve had genetic testing that shows a higher risk for dementia – and you are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, you’re not alone.
Preventing dementia is one of the most common goals of my patients.
But unfortunately, dementia rates are increasing.
Dementia has increased 88% in the last few decades and is predicted to triple in the next 30 years.
However, what is important to know is that there are remarkably effective ways to prevent stroke.
How to Prevent Dementia
It’s important to know that even if you have a family history of dementia – you likely still have a lot of control over your risk for future dementia.
Research shows that about 40% of dementia is preventable.
Here at HealthspanMD™ we focus on helping our patients optimize the ten most powerful tools for dementia prevention – which we call the Healthspan-10™
- Normal blood pressure
- Normal blood sugar levels
- Healthy cholesterol levels
- Healthy body weight or body composition
- Healthy nutrition
- Regular physical activity
- Avoid toxins such as tobacco and excess alcohol
- Restorative sleep
- Manage stress
- Stay connected – socially and to your purpose. Maintaining adequate hearing is also important for connection and preventing dementia.
Contact HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona if You Want to Prevent a Alzheimer’s Disease
If you want to lower your risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to talk to our team. HealthspanMD™ specializes in working with people like you to provide a personalized, comprehensive, and connected care approach to lowering the risk of dementia, stroke, heart disease, cancer, and early death.
Call our offices in Phoenix, Arizona for an appointment today.
Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE has extensive experience in treating patients with who want to lower their risk for future stroke. He established HealthspanMD™ to help patients live long and vital lives. He brings over 25 years of experience at respected institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and the Banner Heart Institute. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 delivered educational presentations, he continues to be an active part of advancing heart health and providing leading-edge care for his patients.