12 Ways to Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

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Research shows 2/5 of dementia cases are preventable.

Worldwide, 50 million people are currently living with dementia. That number is expected to more than triple within 30 years.

Dementia impacts not just the person living with the disease, but their whole care, social and family networks in profound ways.

Yet, research shows that as many as 40 percent of dementia cases may be preventable with certain, science-backed lifestyle modifications.

Here are 12 ways to help prevent or delay dementia, by addressing the disease’s leading risk factors.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • Factors that could help delay or prevent the onset of dementia
  • The power of a robust social calendar in the fight against dementia
  • How managing your blood pressure can help stave off dementia
  • How hearing loss increases your dementia risk
  • How stronger air pollution regulation can help address the public health thread of dementia on a large scale
  • How more equitable access to education can help reduce dementia rates among at-risk populations
With input from leading researchers and clinical experts, Being Patient's editorial team assembled this guide of ways to prevent or delay dementia. Knowledge is power, and if leaders and citizens are equipped with the right information, at least 40 percent of the world's tens of millions of dementia cases could be prevented.