A healthy lifestyle may delay dementia and enhance cognition.
Vascular risk factors during midlife may foster the development of underlying dementia later in life. Having a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2 at midlife is associated with 2X the risk of brain amyloid deposits later. Other risk factors are smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes--all modifiable by a healthy lifestyle.
PositiveTip: To optimize brain health follow a healthy lifestyle and engage in mentally stimulating activities today!