Some things can increase your risk of getting dementia, including your age, genes and lifestyle. There are also ways you can reduce your risk.
Understanding risk factors for dementia
Use our interactive tool to see how much different factors change the risk of developing dementia.
What do we mean by risk factors?
Find out more about what can affect your risk of developing dementia
Risk factors you can't change
How age, gender, genetics and ethnicity can affect your risk of developing dementia
High blood pressure
High blood pressure in mid-life is a key factor that can increase your risk of developing dementia.
Read about research studies investigating the relationship between cholesterol and dementia.
Read about the claims that head injuries can be linked to dementia, for football, boxing and other collision sports.
Regular physical exercise is one of the best things that you can do to reduce your risk of getting dementia.
Read about whether brain training games and puzzles can help to reduce your risk of dementia.
There are many different type of antioxidant, each of which has a slightly different role.
The best way to reduce your risk of dementia is to adapt your lifestyle, including eating certain foods.
General anaesthetics and dementia risk
There have been several studies looking at how general anaesthetics affect brain cells.