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Modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's


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Addressing modifiable risk factors can prevent or delay up to 40% of dementia cases.


Take a moment to reflect on what you can be doing for brain health, now and in the future.

Although age, genetics and family history cannot be changed, there are many risk factors that can be changed or modified to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.


Modifiable risk factors for dementia include:


🤾🏼‍♀️physical activity

🚭smoking

🍻alcohol consumption

📚education

🪟 air pollution

🤕head injury

🩸blood pressure

🧏🏼‍♀️hearing impairment

🫄🏼obesity

🍭diabetes

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦social contact

🧠mental activity

💤sleep

😟stress

😋diet


Let’s work together to reduce these risk factors – for the sake of your brain.


Modifiable risk factors for dementia throughout life stages

Livingston et al. Lancet 2020


References: Livingston G, et al. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. Lancet 2020; 396(10248):413-446. Rosenwohl-Mack A, et al. Risk factors associated with Alzheimer disease and related dementias by sex and race and ethnicity in the US. JAMA Neurol 2022;79(6):584-591. Bredesen D. The end of Alzheimer’s. Penguin: New York, 2017.

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