Reducing the Risk of Dementia: Modifiable Risk Factors

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While some risk factors of dementia can not be modified, others can be altered by making lifestyle changes. It is important to remember that these changes can be made at any stage of life, and it is never too early or late to become brain-healthy.

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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.


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Kay Wright
06 Nov 2020
Excellent resource for all age groups. Information to identify early signs of Dementia.
Ann Sanderson
18 Oct 2023
Khac Dai
01 May 2020
this topic give me more information about dementia such as reduce the triggers and noise when speak to clients.
Manju Bista
17 Jun 2021
Knowledge was reinforced.
Karen Innes
28 Dec 2020
Interesting information about the holistic aspects to health and wellbeing generally. Well sourced.
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
Tahereh Samsami
18 Feb 2022
Modifiable risk factors of dementia were the helpful section of this learning.
Fiona Colquhoun
21 Jan 2021
Excellent short summary of how to avoid dementia
Yousef Fidah
18 Feb 2022
New and useful information.
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