Researchers were not surprised that leading a healthier life decreases the chance of dementia, but were stunned by the magnitude of the effect. Photo: Alamy

How to lower dementia risk: five things to do, from ditching red meat to reading and playing chess

  • New research has found that people can lower their risk of dementia by up to 60 per cent by making improvements in five areas of their lives
  • Even making one better choice in the five areas – diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption and cognitive stimulation – can make a big difference
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Researchers were not surprised that leading a healthier life decreases the chance of dementia, but were stunned by the magnitude of the effect. Photo: Alamy
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