November 21, 2017
9 Ways to Reduce Dementia Risk
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9 Ways to Reduce Dementia Risk

by Berkeley Wellness  

About one-third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented by improving nine modifiable risk factors, concluded a 2017 report from a panel of international experts published in The Lancet. The nine ways to reduce risk are to increase

  • education
  • physi­cal activity
  • social engagement

and to pre­vent or treat

  • hearing loss
  • hypertension
  • obesity
  • smoking
  • depression
  • diabetes.

The report goes on to say that even if positive lifestyle changes don’t reduce an individual’s risk of developing dementia, those changes may at least delay its onset by years.

Also see Is It Normal Forgetfulness or MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)?