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12 Key Ways You Can Slash Your Risk of Dementia Today, According to Science

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 1 of 13: If you've ever watched a loved one experience dementia, you know how challenging the illness is. As explained by the Mayo Clinic, dementia is a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities that interfere with your daily life and are a result of damage to or loss of nerve cells and their connections within the brain. Unfortunately, since there is currently no cure, the best you can do is try to mitigate your chance of experiencing these symptoms. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of developing dementia, according to health experts.When it comes to dementia, the best defense is a strong offense. According to a report published in The Lancet, experts have identified 12 risk factors that, if modified, could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases. Read on to learn what changes you can make to your lifestyle now to slash your risk. And for more on staying sharp, You're Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia If You Don't Do This, Study Says.

12 Key Ways You Can Slash Your Risk of Dementia Today, According to Science

If you've ever watched a loved one experience dementia, you know how challenging the illness is. As explained by the Mayo Clinic, dementia is a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities that interfere with your daily life and are a result of damage to or loss of nerve cells and their connections within the brain. Unfortunately, since there is currently no cure, the best you can do is try to mitigate your chance of experiencing these symptoms. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of developing dementia, according to health experts.

When it comes to dementia, the best defense is a strong offense. According to a report published in The Lancet, experts have identified 12 risk factors that, if modified, could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases. Read on to learn what changes you can make to your lifestyle now to slash your risk. And for more on staying sharp, You're Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia If You Don't Do This, Study Says.

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