More than likely, you know someone who's been, or going to be, diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimers. Watching a loved one slowly forget how to take care of themselves, as well as possibly forget who you are, is one of the hardest things to go through.

Thankfully, new statistics are showing a decrease in dementia patients. Figuring out what's working effectively for each baby boomer is crucial for the health of future seniors. Keeping the rate of diagnosed dementia patients on a downward spiral is key.

So, what choices are baby boomers making that's decreasing the risk of Dementia and Alzheimers? Is it a healthier lifestyle? Has the push for eating better food and exercising regularly finally starting to pay off?

A study done by JAMA Neurology, that started in 1993, showed 73 of 369 participants born before 1920 developed Dementia by 2015. They did another study on those who were born between 1920-1924, only 43 people in the study developed dementia. Then they did another study on those who were born between 1925-1929, only 31 people in the study developed dementia.

As you can see, the numbers are drastically declining each year. Maybe after years of bringing awareness to the importance of cardiovascular health, we've made an impact on today's senior citizens health.

The owner of Eternally Beautiful Women ,an anti aging blog, stated that an increase in senior health awareness has had a major impact within our society today. More seniors, and their care takers, are working hard to stay healthy and live longer lives.

Many healthy seniors take advantage of a program called "Silver Sneakers." It's a free gym membership included in some Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. When we asked Medicare beneficiaries if they were using their free membership, they were unaware they had it! If you have a supplement policy, call your carrier to see if this senior workout program is included in your plan.

Let's continue to reduce the risk of Dementia and Alzheimers! Make sure to stay on top of your health by creating healthy eating habits and regular workout routines now. The long term benefits could be what determines if you remember your friends & family as you age.

Author's Bio: 

As a healthcare specialist at MedicareFAQ, Lindsay strives to stay on top of current senior healthcare news. By providing updated health information to our senior community, she hopes to make a healthy impact on their lives as they age.