Dementia Prevention: 6 Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Lifestyle choices at every stage of your life can help to slow and prevent dementia.

by Tiffany Ng

Here are some lifestyle changes that you and your loved ones can make to reduce your risk of dementia!

  1. Take obesity, high blood pressure and hypertension seriously. Monitor your vitals and keep them under control.
  2. A low-fat, high fibre diet and regular exercise can help. Make fruits and vegetables your best friends.
  3. Manage and control diabetes to keep your brain healthy.
  4. Stop smoking, or better yet, don’t start at all!
  5. In your later years, keep physically and mentally active. Exercise and socialising are both important. Next time you feel like being a couch potato, why not take a walk around the neighbourhood instead?
  6. Fall-proof your home. Head trauma can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.

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About the Writer
Tiffany Ng
Tiffany loves listening to stories, seeking random fun facts and exploring all things local. She started writing to spark joy and inspire kindness. In her free time, you can find her playing games with her grandparents or planning for her next big adventure on our sunny island.
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