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7 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

January 10, 2020

From the nextavenue website

During the last Alzheimer’s disease support meeting I attended at my mother’s assisted living center, I sheepishly asked if anyone else was worried about their own risk for the disease

A lot of hands went up.

At age 65, your risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is 2% per year. If you have a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, that risk goes up by 30%, to 2.6% per year, according to the Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

However, that’s still a relatively small increase. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found 92% of us fear developing a degenerative brain disease like dementia or Alzheimer’s and 28% aren’t sure we can do anything about it.

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