What is this article about?
Is there any way to completely prevent dementia? The answer, sadly, is no. However, by managing the risk factors of dementia, it is possible to decrease the likelihood of developing it. In order to reduce the risk of dementia, it is important to adopt a ‘brain-healthy’ lifestyle from middle age, when changes in the brain may begin to occur. Even if there are no immediately noticeable changes during middle age, they may still be occurring - dementia symptoms sometimes take decades to appear.