by Min Chin
September 17, 2017 at 2:26 PM
A new study published by the medical journal Lancet, found that one-third of dementia worldwide could potentially be prevented through lifestyle management of 9 risk factors, starting at an early age.
Globally about 47 million people are living with dementia. By 2050 that number is projected to triple as the world gets older. In 2015 the healthcare cost of dementia was an estimated $818 billion and there is no drug treatment to cure dementia.
Reduction in dementia rates were showin in people who stayed in school until atleast the age of 15.
About 35% of dementia cases are attributable to these factors.