According to a new study, there may be some lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce the risk of dementia. The study listed 9 factors that contribute to the risk of dementia, including:
- Mid-life Hearing loss
- Failing to complete secondary education
- Failing to seek early treatment for depression
- Physical inactivity
- Social Isolation
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
Watch the video and read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40655566
In case you didn’t notice, hearing loss is at the top of their list. Not only does hearing loss increase your risk for dementia, it also leads to many of the other things they have on their list. Depression, social isolation, physical inactivity and high blood pressure are all things that untreated hearing loss can lead to. In other words, if you notice your hearing is starting to slip, you need to take action – don’t wait! The risks far outweigh the costs of seeing your local hearing care provider. Managing your hearing health is the first step in living an active healthy-aging life.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator