Dementia: Reducing your risk

Our free booklet tells you about dementia and the changes you can make to lower your chances of getting dementia. It is available to read online or download to print at home, or you can order a copy through the post.

Anything that can increase a person’s chances of developing dementia is known as a ‘risk factor’. Some risk factors can’t be changed but there are lots that can.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to guarantee that you won’t get dementia. By making changes suggested in this booklet however, you may be able to make it less likely. Some of these changes may be easier to make than others, but you will lower your risk of getting dementia by following as many suggestions as you can.

Dementia: Reducing your risk is mostly for people in their 40s, 50s or 60s who want to reduce their risk of getting dementia. However, the suggestions can be useful for people of any age.