How to lower your risk of dementia

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Most people ask for the bad news first. Here goes …

There is no sure-fire way to prevent dementia, according to Alzheimer’s Australia.

There are risk factors you simply cannot control, such as genetics. But the biggest risk factor for dementia is ageing and that can’t be changed.

Now for the good news: there are other risk factors that you can manage with lifestyle changes or medical treatments. Here are seven steps to reducing your risk of dementia.

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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