One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change
More than one third of global dementia cases may be preventable by addressing nine lifestyle factors that affect an individual's risk, according to the findings of a new comprehensive report from The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care. The report, presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 and simultaneously published in The Lancet, was compiled by 24 international experts in the field of dementia who reviewed the available literature in the field and conducted a new meta-analysis that included some risk factors not considered in previous similar analyses.
@paromita Noting that around 47 million people are living with dementia globally and that the number is set to almost triple to 131 million by 2050 — with the number of cases increasing most in low- and middle-income countries. To put the 35% figure in perspective, the ApoE4 gene is responsible for 7%, the report notes. "Having said that, those with the ApoE4 gene are known to be at significantly increased additional risk and therefore these people in particular should be doing everything they can to address these factors which will reduce their risk