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Dr Hou Minsheng, Family Physician, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic handed out tips on living with and caring for persons with Dementia. These activities as a whole have been shown to have positive effects on cognition (which pertains to how we understand information, remember things, communicate, or make decisions etc.). There is some evidence to show that these may reduce the chance of developing dementia, although more studies are still needed.Media ArticlesNUHS in the NewsNUP in the News
Other cognitive activities include learning a new skill (such as a new musical instrument, a new language or a new sport suitable for your level of fitness), stimulating your mind by reading, playing board games or Sudoku.
Evidence suggests that it is also important to reduce our cardiovascular risk with physical activity, healthy eating habits (e.g. following My Healthy Plate concept designed by Health Promotion Board), not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight, and keeping your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in check.