A GP's guide to reducing dementia risk

Up to 10% of the population aged 65 and over are likely to develop the condition, so what can GPs do to lower prevalence?
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A number of risk factors for dementia have been identified, including hypertension in midlife.

Dementia, a syndromal diagnosis, has multiple and varied risk factors and pathologies.

Therefore, the most promising current strategy for dementia risk reduction is to target known risk factors.

The most common underlying causes for dementia are cited as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.1