A 70-year-old client is worried about developing dementia because his father had Alzheimer's disease at an early age. What lifestyle interventions would the nurse recommend that would potentially reduce this patients risk of dementia? Select all that apply.

 

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- Participate in social activities

- Drink alcohol only in moderation

- Control blood sugar if diabetic

- Play memory games

- Control blood pressure

Rationale

Studies have shown that by implementing certain preventive practices, people can reduce the risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. The nurse may teach this client about what he can do to reduce his risk of developing Alzheimer's, even though his father already has the disease. The person should be encouraged to stay active, play memory games, maintain social relationships, and avoid excessive alcohol intake.

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