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Reducing the Risk of Dementia: Modifiable Risk Factors

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Is there any way to completely prevent dementia? The answer, sadly, is no. However, by managing the modifiable risk factors of dementia, it is possible to decrease the likelihood of developing it. It is never too early or too late to adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle.

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Is there any way to completely prevent dementia? The answer, sadly, is no. However, by managing the risk factors of dementia, it is possible to decrease the likelihood of developing it. In order to reduce the risk of dementia, it is important to adopt a ‘brain-healthy’ lifestyle from middle age, when changes in the brain may begin to occur. Even if there are no immediately noticeable changes during middle age, they may still be occurring - dementia symptoms sometimes take decades to appear.

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Kay Wright
06 Nov 2020
Excellent resource for all age groups. Information to identify early signs of Dementia.
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Khac Dai
01 May 2020
this topic give me more information about dementia such as reduce the triggers and noise when speak to clients.
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Manju Bista
17 Jun 2021
Knowledge was reinforced.
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Karen Innes
28 Dec 2020
Interesting information about the holistic aspects to health and wellbeing generally. Well sourced.
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Nicolle Scheenhouwer
20 Jan 2021
Quick detailed read on modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors leading to dementia. Age being non-modifiable and smoking, inactivity both physical and cognitive being risks of modifiable. With suggested plan.
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Heather Dodd
19 Jan 2021
Helpful to look at risk factors & Possible prevention, & slowing factors
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Tahereh Samsami
18 Feb 2022
Modifiable risk factors of dementia were the helpful section of this learning.
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Fiona Colquhoun
21 Jan 2021
Excellent short summary of how to avoid dementia
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Yousef Fidah
18 Feb 2022
New and useful information.
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Richard Evetts
15 May 2022
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A good succinct resource.
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