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51 everyday habits that reduce your risk of dementia

The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day really can determine whether you’ll develop dementia years from now, as well as how quickly the disease will progress.

50 everyday habits that reduce your risk of dementia
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Think ahead for your head.

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1. More and more research shows that lifestyle matters
More and more research shows that lifestyle matters
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A major report released by the Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care in 2017 concluded that up to 35 percent of dementia cases can be delayed or even avoided altogether.

“The main message is that there are modifiable risk factors that can reduce your risk,” says Maria C. Carrillo, PhD, the chief science officer for the Alzheimer’s Association.

While you can’t change the genes you inherited, there are many probable risk factors that you do have some say over.

Living with or supporting someone with dementia is not easy. Laughter and love will get you through. Take a look at these tips on how people with dementia and their families can live better.



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