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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. According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2020 more than five million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia. Scarier yet, Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.—one in three seniors dies with the disease or a similar type of dementia—and it takes more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. But while that may be a frightening fact, there are still things you can do to keep your brain sharp. 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 for some symptoms of cognitive decline that you should be on the look out for, check out 40 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Everyone Over 40 Should Know.

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. According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2020 more than five million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia. Scarier yet, Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.—one in three seniors dies with the disease or a similar type of dementia—and it takes more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. But while that may be a frightening fact, there are still things you can do to keep your brain sharp. 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 for some symptoms of cognitive decline that you should be on the look out for, check out 40 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Everyone Over 40 Should Know.

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