Today was an eventful day as we had to pick up a 51 yr old man who was having trouble breathing for the last couple of days. He smoked and drank as a usual habit most of his life. He looked like he was 60 yrs old with a feeding tube in his stomach and wears adult diapers. He had chronic pneumonia and just wasn't feeling good.
Smoking and drinking excessively does bad things for your body as you get old. The brain is also not immune to the effects of long term consequences of smoking. There are studies going on that say what is good for the heart is good for the brain and even at midlife, watching what you eat, drink or smoke is not to soon to prevent dementia.
Check this out from Alzheimer's Weekly:
Help your self and try to prevent dementia early.
Alzheimer's A Caretakers Journal
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