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Aging well is something to which we all aspire. And one of the outcomes associated with advancing years that we’d very much like to avoid is Alzheimer’s disease. But is there anything we can do to prevent it, or is it just something that cruel fate may have in store? In fact, recent research indicates that there are some things we can do to minimize the risk of late-onset dementia.

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At the July 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, researchers revealed the results of two studies carried out over ten years, one of them involving a total of 2,765 people. And these papers showed that five lifestyle factors could have a massive influence on your likelihood of contracting Alzheimer’s. By changing your habits, your chances of falling victim to dementia could drop by as much as 60 percent.

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