NATIONAL: Third of dementia cases '˜entirely preventable', say scientists

SCIENTISTS say a third of dementia cases could be entirely preventable.

Thursday, 20th July 2017, 9:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:22 am

The claim comes as experts stress cases could be avoided if people make environmental and lifestyle changes during childhood.

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The panel, which comprised 24 international experts, identified a range of variable risk factors they believe account for around 35% of all instances of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

These factors were said impact people at different stages in life, having accumulating effects.