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50 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Reader's Digest Logo By Krista Carothers of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 51: 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. Check out these 20 habits your 80-year-old brain will thank you for.

More and more research shows that lifestyle matters

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. Check out these 20 habits your 80-year-old brain will thank you for.
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