Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

By Fergus Walsh
Medical correspondent

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.

It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity.

The study is being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.

By 2050, 131 million people could be living with dementia globally. There are estimated to be 47 million people with the condition at the moment. 

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