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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Many factors may influence your risk of dementia, including genes, environment, and lifestyle. You can’t change some factors, but, as with many diseases, there may be steps you can take to help lower your risk. In general, leading a healthy lifestyle may help address risk factors that have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Researchers can’t say for certain whether making healthy lifestyle changes will protect against dementia, but these changes are good for your health and are all part of healthy aging.

Learn more about reducing your risk of dementia on Alzheimers.gov. You can also order or download a copy of NIA's publication, Reducing Your Risk of Dementia.

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Transcript

Making healthy lifestyle choices may reduce your risk of dementia. We don't know for certain what, if anything, can prevent dementia, but there may be steps you can take to help reduce your risk.

  • Control high blood pressure
  • Sleep well
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Keep physically active
  • Connect with family and friends

Learn more about these steps and other healthy lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your risk for dementia.