5. If you’re invited by your GP for a health check, try to attend
Go for a health check. It will check your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol level, all of which are linked to dementia and conditions that are strong risk factors for dementia such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. If you’re over 60, you should probably get your blood pressure checked at least once a year anyway.
We may not know all the answers to dementia yet, and a cure remains elusive but by following a healthy lifestyle we can all reduce our chances of developing this increasingly common problem.