Researchers are working to identify risk factors associated with dementia and to find ways of modifying those factors.
Here is a list of risk factors that have been associated with developing dementia:
There are some factors that you cannot change, but some that you can. Therefore, the best prevention is to modify or work on those risk factors that you can influence/ risks factors that are modifiable. It is believed that reducing these risk factors may increase your brain and cognitive reserve.
There is also growing evidence that adopting key lifestyle habits can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Here are eight ways you can be brain healthy. It is never too early or too late to start: