Research has suggested that reading, spending time with friends and jogging might be able to control frontotemporal dementia.
The disease is under the umbrella of a lot of conditions which cause damage to the frontal lobes. The lobes are found behind the forehead and regulate things like emotions, speech and problem-solving.
Close to 40% of the patients have a history of this disease with a lot of the specific gene mutations driving the onset in close to half of the cases. To understand if the habits in lifestyle may help in the disease, the University of California, San Francisco has looked at as many as 105 people with the mutations being linked to the FTD.
They discovered that most of the active participants had shown a decline which was 55% than the sedentary counterparts a couple of years later.
The ones who usually keep fit mentally also performed better by two times on the cognitive tests.
This is a devastating disease without the medical treatments being good however the results are suggesting that even the people who have genetic inclination for the FTD may still be taking action for the increase in the chances of living a longer and a more productive life as per the author of this study.
The fate of these people might not be confirmed.
The research has shown that physical exercise and maintaining cognitive fitness might slow the effects of or altogether prevent the disease however there is not much known about the habits which influence the onset of FTD.
In United Kingdom, a minimum of 16,000 people have been living with this particular form of the disease as per the statistics.