7 Lifestyle Changes That May Help Prevent Dementia

Talk to your doctor

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Recent research out of the University of Michigan found that while nearly half of people in their 50s and 60s fear developing dementia, only 5% have talked to their doctor about it.

Dr. Donovan Maust, a geriatric psychiatrist at the university who specializes in dementia-related care, explained:

“There is growing evidence that adults in mid-life can take steps to lower their risk of dementia, including increasing physical activity and controlling health conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Unfortunately, our findings suggest that people may not be aware of this and are not asking their doctor.”

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