5 Simple Ways to Reduce Dementia

5 Ways to Reduce Dementia
5 Ways to Reduce Dementia

Dementia: young and old, we all fear it. September is World Alzheimer’s Month. A new report by Alzheimer’s Disease International looks at modifiable risk factors for dementia. The report focuses on four key areas: developmental, psychological and psychosocial, lifestyle and cardiovascular conditions.

If we can all enter old age with healthier brains, we are likely tolive longer, happier and more independent lives with a much reduced chance of developing dementia.

With an estimated global societal economic cost of dementia of over US $600 billion, and rising, the stakes could hardly be higher.

The report identified 5 simple ways you can start now to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing dementia:

  1.  Look after your heart
  2. Be physically active
  3. Follow a healthy diet
  4. Challenge your brain
  5. Enjoy social activity

Find out more in the World Alzheimer Report 2014.