Modifiable risk factors can be addressed through the means of early intervention to reduce chances of developing dementia during old age. By studying data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine identified combinations of factors that were linked to an increased risk of dementia in older age.
The researchers stated they wanted to focus on modifiable risk factors which could help people plan the right interventions to effectively reduce their chances of developing the disease.
“We wanted to identify information that any physician or even non-physician has easy access to in determining potential increased future risk for dementia,” said corresponding author Dr. Rhoda Au, professor of anatomy and neurobiology. Here are four of the life-related risk factors – check them out!