Monday, June 13, 2022


from journal Neurology

Some people face a genetic risk of dementia, but even they can do certain things to reduce that risk. Researchers at the University of Mississippi report in the journal Neurology that seven cardiovascular and brain health behaviors can play a role in lowering risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk. The American Heart Association already has recognized these behaviors, calling them, “Life’s Simple Seven.” The study found people at highest genetic risk for dementia lowered their risk by seventeen percent. Life’s Simple Seven include being active, eating better, losing weight, not smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol and reducing blood sugar--changes that may be especially helpful in reducing genetic risk of dementia, but may work for any healthy lifestyle.