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Additional treatments for dementia risk

Learn about treatments and behaviours that have been claimed to affect dementia, and what the evidence says about them.

Treatments and behaviours

Some treatments and behaviours may be positive, such as following a healthy diet. But claims that they can affect a person’s risk of developing dementia are not supported by the evidence.

How we support you

Get advice and information, whether you are worried about your memory, waiting for a referral or already diagnosed.

  • Call our support line to speak to a trained adviser
  • Visit our online forum to hear from people in the same situation

Get our booklet on reducing your risk of dementia

Dementia: Reducing your risk

If you prefer to read this information in print, our 60 page booklet 'Dementia: Reducing your risk' has full advice and guidance.

Get it by post for free or view the PDF to download a copy.

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Last reviewed: December 2023

Next review: December 2025