Facts about healthy ageing

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5 steps for healthy ageing

  1. Be physically active.
  2. Don’t smoke.
  3. Drink alcohol in moderation.
  4. Don't consume too many calories.
  5. Avoid animal fats.

Test : The dementia risk score (CAIDE)

Enter your score for each factor, then add up your points. Take the total and compare it to the table to find out your risk of being affected by dementia in the coming 20 years. By comparing risk levels, you can also see what you would gain from reducing a risk by changing one of the variable factors.

Age

< 47 years 0
47–53 years 3
> 53 years 4

Gender

Woman 0
Man 1

Education

>/= 10 years 0
7–9 years 2
0–6 years 3

Systol​ic blood pressure

</= 140 mmHg 0
> 140 mmHg 2

Body Mass Index, BMI

</= 30 kg/m2 0
> 30 kg/m2 2

Total cholesterol

</= 6.5 mmol/L 0
> 6.5 mmol/L 2

Physical Activity

Active 0
Inactive 1

Risk of dementia

Points  20-year risk
0–5 1.0 %
6–7 1.9 %
8–9  4.2 %
10–11 7.4 %
12–15 16.4 %

Source: Miia Kivipelto et al. Lancet 2006.

We live longer 

Life expectancy for men and women in Sweden 1915-2013. 2013 life expectancy for women was 83,71 years and for men 80,09 years.

This is where world's oldest live

  1. Hong Kong 83,5 years
  2. Japan 83,1
  3. Italy 82,9
  4. Iceland 82,7
  5. Switzerland 82,4
  6. France 82,4
  7. Lichtenstein 82,1
  8. Spain 82,4
  9. Singapore 82,1
  10. Australia 82,1
  11. Faroe Islands 82
  12. Sweden 81,7
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