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Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

“While we don’t yet have a complete understanding of dementia, the research reported today in the Lancet supports a widely-held view that positive lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of, or delay the onset of, dementia.

"It is important to acknowledge that the factors described in the Lancet study as ‘modifiable risk factors’ represent approximately one third of the identified dementia risk.

"Two thirds of the identified risk in this study is beyond the control of the individual. Dementia research is essential if our community wants to improve diagnosis, treatment, and support for patients and carers.”

Joanna Collingwood

Dr Joanna Collingwood, Associate Professor, School of Engineering

Joanna founded and co-leads the Warwick Medical Imaging Network, and serves on the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Advisory Panel for Public Engagement and the Alzheimer’s Society Biomedical Grant Advisory Board.

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