Nine factors that contribute to the risk of Dementia

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.

Nine factors that contribute to the risk of dementia

  • Mid-life hearing loss – responsible for 9% of the risk
  • Failing to complete secondary education – 8%
  • Smoking – 5%
  • Failing to seek early treatment for depression – 4%
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