Unhealthy midlife can lead to dementia: expert

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/23
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) People with obesity or abnormal health examination reports face six times the risk

Jean-Pierre Michel

Jean-Pierre Michel

of getting dementia 20 years later, a European expert on the medicine of aging said in Taipei Wednesday.

Jean-Pierre Michel, co-founder of the European Academy of Medicine of Aging (EAMA) and former president of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), said that parents should teach their children to have a healthy diet and avoid smoking.

Healthy aging is not only having no illness, but maintaining a good quality of life and functional capacity, said Michel.

Doctors, nurses and social workers should learn the medicine of aging and cooperate with each other to ensure that the elderly can enjoy healthy twilight years, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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