My husband started getting demenitia at about age 52. He is now 60 and has advanced Alzheimers in spite of everything we've tried.
What upsets me is when experts say you can delay the onset of dementia by doing brain exercises and keeping active. My husband was highly intelligent and ran his own company and exercised all the time, ate healthily etc. No dementia in the family. Nothing we did helped to delay the dementia.
I think telling people if they keep their brains active they won't get dementia is misleading.
Why did an intelligent, active person like Margaret Thatcher get Alzheimers? What more could she have done to keep her brain active?
I really do not believe the advice that doing brain exercises can slow the progression of the disease.
What do others think?