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July 26, 2017
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Healthier living could reduce worldwide dementia by one-third
Up to one-third of dementia cases worldwide could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person’s lifetime, according to a new report presented at last week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2017 in London. Compiled by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care, the report identifies nine risk factors over a person’s life span. Researchers considered each factor separately and how they related to one another to calculate how much modification of each may affect a person’s dementia risk.

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African-American seniors stroll down memory lane to help keep their brains sharp
Seniors in Portland, Oregon’s African-American community are taking mile-long walks three times a week not only for health reasons but also to remember their cultural history in the city. A small but unique research study funded by the Alzheimer’s Association is investigating whether jogging memories where they were made — combined with physical activity — can help older African-Americans stay mentally sharp and slow early memory loss.
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