Controlling Cholesterol to Reduce the Risk of Vascular Dementia

In many cases, an individual who requires memory care has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. But there are other forms of dementia, including vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is the result of reduced blood flow to the brain, such as when a stroke occurs. To stay healthy at every stage of life and reduce the risk of vascular dementia, cholesterol management is a must. Individuals can manage their cholesterol levels by choosing healthy fats like monounsaturated fat instead of saturated fat and trans fat. The bad types of fats are found in animal products, while the good type of fat is mostly found in plant-based foods like nuts and seeds.

You can hear more about the development of cardiovascular problems by watching this brief animation. It explains the changes that can afflict the arteries over time and the serious complications that may result.

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