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40 Habits to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia After 40

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: Dementia has been on the rise in the United States for years—and unfortunately, it shows no signs of stopping. In 2019, the Alzheimer's Association reported that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Scarier yet, during the 15-year period between 1999 and 2014 alone, Alzheimer's deaths in the United States rose by 55 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).But while the data shows a frightening trend, there are still things you can do to protect your brain against dementia. Keep reading to discover some of the surprising habits that can reduce your risk of dementia and keep you cognitively fit well into your golden years. And while you're working on your literal mental health, don't miss these 20 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory.

40 Habits to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia After 40

Dementia has been on the rise in the United States for years—and unfortunately, it shows no signs of stopping. In 2019, the Alzheimer's Association reported that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Scarier yet, during the 15-year period between 1999 and 2014 alone, Alzheimer's deaths in the United States rose by 55 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

But while the data shows a frightening trend, there are still things you can do to protect your brain against dementia. Keep reading to discover some of the surprising habits that can reduce your risk of dementia and keep you cognitively fit well into your golden years. And while you're working on your literal mental health, don't miss these 20 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory.

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