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Dementia: Blood vessel disease may worsen cognitive decline, new study finds

Dementia is already one of the country’s biggest killers with 67,000 people losing their lives every year, the same as a large capacity football ground.

What are the risk factors for dementia?

The risk factors vary from disease to disease, but they remain relevant. Charity Alzheimer’s Society lists them as:
• Ageing
• Genes
• Gender and sex
• Cognitive reserve
• Ethnicity
• Health conditions and diseases
• Lifestyle factors.

Health conditions and diseases are other existing conditions someone has such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Meanwhile, lifestyle factors also include excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and inactivity, all of which can increase the risk of cancer and other malicious entities.



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