Update on prevention of dementia
Cognitive decline and dementia are some of the major challenges facing ageing Australia.
It is currently unknown whether there has been a change in the incidence of cognitive decline and dementia over time.
Some lifestyle factors have been found to be associated with late life cognitive decline and dementia but although the evidence is promising, it is largely based on observing people rather than trials of these interventions.
There is now reasonable evidence that increased physical activity and cessation of smoking may have cognitive benefits. There is less evidence for other factors such as education, social engagement, cognitive stimulation, hormonal treatment and diet.
A presentation by Professor Leon Flicker on 12 March 2013
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