Risk factors for cognitive decline

Risk factors for cognitive decline

Risk Factors:

Damage to the brain 

  • Head injury
  • Amnesia or memory disorders
  • Stroke
  • Frequent migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Lack of sleep
  • Exposure to the neurotoxic environment (heavy industry)
  • Brain tumors

Cardiovascular, metabolic and endocrine disorders 

  • Hypertension (high or low blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease (cardiac arrest)
  • Smoking
  • Consumption of harmful substances (alcohol, drugs, etc.)

Dementia

Unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle with too little movement

Poor social inclusion and impaired communication

Low cognitive stimulation