The nine lifestyle changes that could save you from dementia

first_imgA group of 24 ageing experts, led by University College London, looked back at hundreds of research papers and analyses of the causes of dementia to come up with a life-plan which can dramatically cut an individual’s chance of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s. One third of dementia cases could be avoided if people made nine lifestyle changes throughout their lives, the biggest ever study into risk factors has shown. They found that staying in education beyond the age of 15, keeping diabetes and high blood pressure in check, maintaining a healthy weight, stopping smoking and exercising regularly were crucial for future brain health.center_img And for the first time the researchers identified hearing…last_img

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