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Sleep Apnea and Dementia: New Link Discovered

Risk Factors for Dementia

Depression: Depression leads to cognitive decline. Thus, this increases a person's chances of developing Dementia. There is substantial evidence that morning walks are a simple yet effective way of treating depression.

Physical inactivity: You don’t have to spend like going to a gym of buying some exercise equipment. A 10 to 20-minute hike a day can already make a difference.

Diabetes, hypertension and obesity: These conditions significantly increases one's risk for Dementia. And lack of proper sleep can worsen these conditions. Walking and eating healthy foods such as vegetables is vital.

Smoking: This risk is modifiable. Try replacing smoking with good behaviors like walking or exercising. This way, you can cut down on stress and lessen your need to smoke.