Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

20 July 2017

Nine lifestyle factors that contribute to the risk of dementia:

  1. mid-life hearing loss - responsible for 9% of the risk
  2. failing to complete secondary education - 8%
  3. smoking - 5%
  4. depression - 4%
  5. physical inactivity - 3%
  6. social isolation - 2%
  7. high blood pressure - 2%
  8. obesity - 1%
  9. type 2 diabetes - 1%

These risk factors - which are thought to be modifiable - add up to 35%. The other 65% of dementia risk is beyond the individual's control.

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