Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
Casey Kasem's struggle with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) underlines the fact that Dementia can affect anyone. "Kasem, 82, is suffering from Lewy body disease," according to CNN (May 15, 2014). Nearly 3 million people in the United States suffer from Dementia. More than 1 million have Lewy Body Dementia.
Dementia is a general term. “In medical literature there are several types of Dementia, many a times hard to distinguish as most clinical features of Dementias are the same – that is cognitive impairment, behavioral disturbances, memory loss and functional decline,” says Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a primary care physician at ACE Medical Group and author of the book ‘Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’. He emphasizes the subtle differences in LBD are the fluctuating levels of confusion, tremors and/ or hallucinations, the hallmark of LBD. “It requires an expert clinician to pick up those subtle differences.”
But can Dementia be prevented? If so how can one lower the risk of Dementia? In his book ‘Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’ Dr.Grewal discusses 100 things people do in their every day lives that increases the risk of getting memory loss. Here are five tips to prevent memory loss - and it is not about Soduku or crossword puzzles:
1. Avoid overuse of technology such as smartphones.
2. Socializing engages the brain, avoids depression and dementia.
3. Physical activity such as gardening and sports not only keeps the muscles healthy, but also the brain healthy.
4. Getting regular medical check ups to keep blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol under control also helps brain health.
5. Mind challenging activities such as public speaking or learning keeps the brain engaged and healthy.
Dr. Sandeep Grewal is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician who has appeared in several television and radio shows including PBS. He is the recipient of ‘Innovation in Healthcare’ award 2012 by Charlotte Business Journal and was also named 40 under 40. He is often available for interviews at short notice.
Media contact: Aye (803) 325 2236 or manager(at)acemedicalgroup(dot)org