Prevention and protection

Risk factors

Anyone can get dementia. It is possible to do something about some of the risk factors, while others such as age and genetics cannot be altered.

Dementia prevention

There are things you can do to help prevent dementia. For example, the risk of dementia falls by 46 per cent if you only drink alcohol in moderation.

Living with dementia

With support and help, a person with dementia can enjoy an active and good life. Diet, exercise, music, sleep and relatives make a big difference in everyday life.