Risk Reduction

Exercise and risk

From the summer 2018 issue of our Care and Cure magazine, find out how regular exercise could reduce dementia risk reduce dementia risk alongside physical and mental health benefits.

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Infections and dementia

Several infections have been suggested to increase risk of Alzheimer's disease, but the evidence behind it is not clear cut. 

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Genetic testing kits and dementia

The genetics behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is complex and DNA testing kits cannot tell the complete story about a person's risk of developing the condition.

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Cinnamon and dementia

Though some of the extracts of cinnamon may warrant investigation to try and establish new treatments, cinnamon itself is not a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

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Antioxidants and dementia

There are different types of antioxidant, each of which has a slightly different role. We explain the general term 'antioxidants' and provide guidance around their potential benefits in relation to dementia.

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Brain training and dementia

Brain training includes activities to challenge the brain, such as crosswords, Sudoku puzzles and bespoke computer games. Here we discuss the evidence and the claims made by commerical game providers.

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Physical exercise and dementia

Of all the lifestyle changes that have been studied, taking regular physical exercise appears to be one of the best things that you can do to reduce your risk of getting dementia.

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