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
- physical activity
- social engagement
and to prevent or treat
- hearing loss
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.