Be careful, senile can attack young people

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batampos- senile dementia does not only occur in the elderly but can affect young people. “It usually occurs due to brain trauma after an accident, drug use, or because of HIV,” says neurologist Dr. Pukovisa Prawiroharjo, SpS(K), Ph.D who is also a teaching staff at the Department of Neurology FKUI-RSCM through a press release at RSUI, Sunday. (2/10).

Pukovisa said, people can overcome senile dementia, one of them is by recognizing the signs and symptoms of LALILULELO which stands for Labile (often unstable in emotion or attitude), Confused, Forgotten, Slow, and Logical Decline.

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In addition, overcoming senile dementia can also be done by applying the 4-4-2 formula to analogize the need for the brain to stay healthy. This formula is, among others, free from four brain disruptors namely neurotoxic and addictive substances, cardiovascular and neurotoxic diseases, brain-damaging experiences, and brain diseases).

Then there are four optimal raw materials that can maintain brain health, namely nutrition, adequate rest, sports and artistic activities, as well as valuable memory collections, such as choosing memory or studying according to self-development priorities.

Finally, continued Pukovisa, there are two noble characters in the form of intelligence and creativity.

On the other hand, he also appealed to the public to carry out early detection of dementia and not to be swayed by hoaxes. According to him, about 20-30 percent of dementia has a genetic relationship, so especially people with a family history of dementia need to do early detection.

Pukovis then listed risk factors for dementia, including lack of activity and exercise, poor diet, alcohol and cigarette consumption, and prolonged use of sleeping pills.

Other risk factors include having pre-existing medical problems such as accidents, blood sugar, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

Pukovisa advised the public not to underestimate forgetfulness and actively carry out early detection of forgotten complaints, because forgetfulness can be handled by experts, the sooner it is detected, the better. (*)

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