Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or stroke, and can affect people’s memory, moods and their ability to perform daily tasks. Photo: Science Photo Library via AFP Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or stroke, and can affect people’s memory, moods and their ability to perform daily tasks. Photo: Science Photo Library via AFP
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or stroke, and can affect people’s memory, moods and their ability to perform daily tasks. Photo: Science Photo Library via AFP
Wellness

New dementia risk factors identified as action urged to prevent or delay 40pc of cases

  • A range of policy actions including tackling air pollution and providing hearing aids could have a drastic effect on future dementia cases, study says
  • Head injuries and excessive alcohol consumption in middle age, and exposure to air pollution later in life identified as new dementia risks

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Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or stroke, and can affect people’s memory, moods and their ability to perform daily tasks. Photo: Science Photo Library via AFP Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or stroke, and can affect people’s memory, moods and their ability to perform daily tasks. Photo: Science Photo Library via AFP
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or stroke, and can affect people’s memory, moods and their ability to perform daily tasks. Photo: Science Photo Library via AFP
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