One in five people in the East Midlands unaware that dementia risk can be reduced

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Almost one in five people in the East Midlands do not think it is possible to reduce their risk of developing dementia, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society.

Despite growing evidence that simple lifestyle factors can improve our chances of avoiding dementia, the poll found that 19 per cent of people in the East Midlands are unaware of this and could be putting themselves at risk.

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to take action now and has revealed five simple things people can start doing straight away to reduce their risk of the dementia - the most important of which is to take regular exercise. The results and tips are released as Alzheimer’s Society encourages people to sign up to its annual flagship fundraising event, Memory Walk. Nottingham Memory Walk takes place at 11am on Saturday 20 September at Wollaton Hall.

 

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