Lifestyle, not aging, may best determine dementia risk, study says

July 13 (UPI) — Offering a spark of encouragement to healthy baby boomers, a study released Wednesday suggests lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining dementia risk.

Researchers in Canada found that people with no dementia risk factors, such as smoking, diabetes or hearing loss, have similar brain health as individuals 10 to 20 years younger. read more