Alzheimer’s Research UK stated: “One in five people who have a stroke go on to develop dementia.”
Other health conditions that put a person at greater risk of developing vascular dementia include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and heart problems.
Lifestyle factors that contribute to the disease are smoking and obesity.
Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet, “especially in midlife and beyond”, can lower a person’s risk of vascular dementia.
Published at Sun, 20 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0000