It must a sign or symptom of an ageing population when dementia kills more people than anything else. Despite the prevalence of dementia, it’s another illness that can either be avoided or one’s prospects of developing dementia can be diminished.

Not surprisingly, by maintaining good mental and physical health we can diminish the chances of heart disease and dementia. The mantra is identical: keep your blood pressure down, exercise regularly and don’t smoke. Keeping blood pressure down can be interpreted as being calm within yourself by managing stress. Dementia isn’t inevitable as we age, but it can be avoided or diminished with good lifestyle habits.