How can I prevent dementia?

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The most effective way to prevent Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is to minimize the risk factors and make healthy lifestyle choices that benefit both your body and brain.

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There is no one specific method, treatment or substance that is proven to prevent dementia. The good news is that we know that there are things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia, thanks to the many studies being done on risk and prevention.

As many of the risk factors that can affect your chances of getting dementia involve your physical and mental health, the best way to reduce your risk is to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle that takes care of both your body and your brain.

In this section, learn about the risk factors for dementia as well as lifestyle tips and strategies that can reduce your risk.

Risk factors for dementia

When it comes to dementia, there are risk factors you can change, and risk factors you cannot. Learn about both types on this page, as well as unproven risks that need more evidence to be considered valid.

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Diabetes and dementia

Is there a connection between diabetes and dementia? What do they have in common? Does having diabetes increase your risk of dementia? Get all the answers on this page.

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