Aging and dementia prevention

Source: Public Health England and The Lancet

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Date of publication: March and July 2017

Publication type: Report and Journal article

In a nutshell: Both Public Health England and The Lancet have recently reviewed the dementia literature, and both conclude that modifying several health and lifestyle factors in midlife and later life can prevent dementia later. These include:

  • Physical and mental activity
  • Smoking
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Social isolation
  • Hearing loss
  • Education
  • Diabetes

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