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Dementia

20 July 2011

Lifesyle changes to prevent Alzheimer's disease

More than half of Alzheimer's cases globally could be prevented if modifiable risk factors such as depression, obesity and smoking were eliminated, either with lifestyle changes or treatment of underlying conditions, new research suggests.

More than half of Alzheimer's cases globally could be prevented if modifiable risk factors such as depression, obesity and smoking were eliminated, either with lifestyle changes or treatment of underlying conditions, new research suggests.

A second study, also being presented at AAIC, identified several "resiliency" characteristics that might help keep the ageing mind healthy. Strengthening these factors could also help prevent Alzheimer's, researchers said.

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