Princeton HealthCare System
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Fighting Dementia With a
Most everyone knows that a healthy diet and regular exercise are good for your heart, but growing evidence suggests they’re good for your brain too. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life,” says Anshu Bhalla, M.D., board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine, and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton.
Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly. Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of dementia, though many people have memory loss issues that are not linked to dementia. If you or a loved one experience trouble with memory or other cognitive skills, see a doctor to determine a cause. Early diagnosis and treatment may be able to help slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life.
Research suggests that combining good nutrition with mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. Many of the same healthy lifestyle habits that are good for your cardiovascular health also benefit your brain. When it comes to fighting dementia, keeping both your body and your brain healthy is key. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, you can reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias and stay sharp as you grow older.
To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
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Thursday, September 14th 10:45am-11:45am
Preventing or minimizing the impact of heart disease and stroke is possible when you recognize symptoms and risk factors early. Steven Bergmann, MD, PhD, board certified in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine of Princeton HealthCare System will discuss how patients with cardiovascular disease and those who have a high risk of developing it can reduce their risk and prevent it from getting worse. Dr. Bergmann will discuss management of abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diseases of the heart and blood vessels and how individualized nutrition plans and lifestyle modifications can help you live a healthy life.
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