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The 6 lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk of dementia by half

People who have parents or siblings with dementia have a 72{1a2a5022a52b7f44d3c003be9afa129e2349806f3225e736ca8b1c4309d27447} greater risk of developing dementia themselves—but there are six lifestyle factors that can curb overall dementia risk by about half, according to a new study in Circulation.

Home- and community-based memory care models

Study details

For the study, researchers looked at health information on 302,239 men and women ages 50 to 73 who had completed a baseline physical examination as part of the U.K. Biobank Study between 2006 and 2010.

How Hebrew SeniorLife is managing the growing dementia population—and how you can too

The study participants, who were

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Making Music Could Help Ward Off Dementia, New Research Suggests

  • New research suggests that actively playing music may have a small but positive impact on cognitive function, even in older adults who already show signs of dementia.
  • Playing music works multiple areas of the brain at the same time.
  • Other crucial habits, like staying active and being social, can also help mitigate your risk of cognitive decline.

    Music does wonders for your mood, but did you know it might give your brain a boost, too? In fact, playing music—not just listening to it—has a positive effect on your cognition, even if you’re already showing signs of dementia, new research suggests.

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    Adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors may reduce dementia risk in those with family history


    Brellenthin A, et al. Presentation 74. Presented at: American Heart Association Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions; May 20-21, 2021 (virtual meeting).

    Brellenthin and Elkind report no relevant financial disclosures.

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