How can I reduce the risk of dementia?

There is no sure way to prevent dementia. Some risk factors cannot be controlled. But research suggests that you can manage other risk factors.

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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.