Over 700,000 people in the UK are currently affected by dementia, with one in 20 people aged over 65 and one in five over 80 years old, and there is a great deal of interest in how it may be prevented or slowed. This book looks at the medical evidence available about ways to reduce the risk of dementia.
It includes information on: types of dementia and theories as to why they arise; current treatments; risk and genetic factors; hobbies and activities; intellectual stimulus; remaining active; family relationships; the importance of social networks.
Tom Smith is a GP and award-winning medical writer. He is the author of several Sheldon Press titles including Coping Successfully with Prostate Cancer, Overcoming Back Pain, Living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and Heart Attacks: Prevent and Survive. He lives in Scotland.