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‘Prevention’ is partially down to our own behaviour

Just 2% of people in Britain can identify all the health & lifestyle factors that can increase risk of developing dementia.  28% of the British public is unable to correctly identify any potentially modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, according to new findings from the British Social Attitudes survey, which was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE).

There is growing evidence that a third of dementia cases could be a result of factors potentially in our control, and actions like taking regular exercise and not smoking can reduce your risk of developing it.  This means there is huge potential for prevention.   Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing

Keep your brain active too – research suggests people who do activities that stimulate the brain, like reading or puzzles, are less likely to develop dementia, compared with those who don’t.

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