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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can i do to prevent dementia?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 18 years experience
See below: Although there is nothing proven to prevent dementia there are several measures that can potentially reduce the impact. Frequent engagement in cognitive tasks, such as puzzles, is one approach. Preventing cardio/cerebrovascular disease through diet, exercise and if necessary medications is another. For those with a family history of early onset, a discussion with your doctor is important.
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Is there a way to prevent dementia?

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No: There is no known effective treatment for prevention of dementia. There are a number of conditions that cause dementia.
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