Think About It

If you could prevent dementia, would you? Surely, if you’ve ever seen a loved one struggle with this frustrating diagnosis, you would jump at the chance to lower your risk of going down the same path.

Fortunately, regardless of your family history, there are so many ways to strengthen your cognitive health. Even people who are at especially high risk due to having the APOE-e4 mutation can reduce their dementia risk by over 60%. Just some of the lifestyle modalities that can be used as levers to lower your risk are:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Social engagement
  • Mental challenges
  • Alcohol reduction
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Addressing hearing loss

With an estimated 7 million more Americans likely to develop dementia over the next 25 years, now is the time to make sure you don’t become one of them.