Brain health

Lancet International Commission report

More than one-third of global dementia cases may be preventable through addressing lifestyle factors that impact an individual's risk, says a new report released July 20. The findings were presented by The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention during the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) in London. The report identified potentially modifiable risk factors at multiple phases across the lifespan, not just in old age.

Read the news release about the report (downloadable PDF)
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There is currently no cure for dementia. However, growing scientific evidence indicates that a brain-healthy lifestyle can help you reduce your risk of developing dementia and maintain good brain function as you age.

The more we know about the risk factors, the better we’re able to adjust our day-to-day living to stave off dementia.

Research into risk factors could also lead to more accurate and timely diagnosis.

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Last Updated: 11/08/2017