Treatment for dementia has been mostly a bust despite numerous drugs now on the market and in pipeline. Researchers are now turning to prevention to impact this devastating condition. How novel only just now!

Asserting that more than a third of dementia cases can be prevented by targeting certain risk factors, the

National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine said that three interventions — cognitive training, blood pressure management in those with hypertension, and increased physical activity.

24 international researchers reported in Lancet 35% of all dementia — not just dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease — is “potentially modifiable”.

They ID’ed ‘modifiable’ risk factors found in early, mid- and late adulthood. Everyone must read!



Source Reference: Livingston G, et al “Dementia prevention, intervention, and care” Lancet 2017; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31363-6.