The 5 best ways to cut your risk of dementia

Improve your diet

Galvin recommends following the so-called MIND diet, an acronym for the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, which combines two popular diets that both recommend eating more leafy greens, olive oil, berries, nuts, and fish and cutting down on butter, red meat, and cheese.

Plus, check your Vitamin D level, suggests Isaacson, as very low levels have recently been associated with increased risk of dementia. That includes a 2017 French study of 916 adults age 65 and older that concluded that sufficient Vitamin D could slow cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia.

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