Dementia research conclusion: No evidence yet of behavior to prevent it

Gary Rothstein of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on the release of a comprehensive report that analyzed how people might be able to prevent dementia.

Rothstein writes:

“The report [instead] found evidence that, though “inconclusive,” was sufficiently encouraging, to suggest adults can assist the long-term health of their brains in the following ways: being physically active; engaging in mentally stimulating activities; and, in the case of people 35 to 65 years old with hypertension, managing their blood pressure. The report gave only general guidance to be physically and mentally active, and said further study would be needed of what specifically works best”.

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