The AS says that although getting older is the biggest risk factor for dementia, evidence shows there are things you can do to help reduce your own risk.
These include keeping active, eating healthily, drinking less alcohol and not smoking.
The NHS suggests that risk factors such as hearing loss, untreated depression, loneliness or social isolation, or sitting for most of the day, may also be important.
“The research concluded that by modifying the risk factors we are able to change, our risk of dementia could be reduced by around a third,” the health body says.
Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk