Active Lifesfyles Help Stave Off Dementia

A new university study has found that exercising four times or more a week can help stave off dementia.

King's College London has found that undertaking this kind of physical activity childhood helps protect the brain from the onset of dementia in your later years.

The College fund that men who undertook physical activity more than four times a week were found to have lost a 33% less of their brainpower by the age of 50 compared with those who did not exercise.

It also found that women benefitted from a 25% reduction and even those who exercised just once a week saw their mental decline lessened by 10 per cent.

For further information please read Nick McDermott's Exercising four times a week from childhood 'helps stave off dementia and increases brain power by a third' story on the Daily Mail website.

Much work has taken place in Wales recently to identify the areas that need to be addressed to improve the lives of those with and affected by dementia.

This has led to the creation of the National Dementia Vision for Wales which provides a long-term vision to ensure Wales can best meet the challenge of an increasing number of people living with dementia across the country.

In response to this need we launched a new Dementia section on this website last summer which includes links to a range of support and advice agencies and organisations and practical help such as Free Dementia Training for medical professionals.

If you have any questions about WaMH in PC's work with dementia in Wales please  contact us via email at or on 029 2050 4516.