More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and that’s just one of many different types of dementia that you can develop as you get older. If you are like most people over 50 and want to avoid dementia, you are in luck. There are many risk factors, such as what you eat and how you sleep, that are completely under your control.
This is what doctors recommend you should do to reduce your risk of dementia and live a long life full of memories to which you can cling.
Alcohol does not cause dementia: if you are already limiting yourself to one or two drinks a day, you probably do not need to change your drinking habits. But excessive alcohol intake can increase your risk of dementia, and having better control of your alcohol intake can reduce your chances of developing it.
Next: do you go around at night? That could be a problem.