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  • Dementia cannot be prevented or cured.
  • Healthy brain lifestyle choices throughout your life (but especially at midlife) may help to reduce your risk of dementia.
  • The Your Brain Matters Program is based on scientific evidence and will help you to look after your brain, body and heart to reduce the risk of dementia.
  • Staying physically and mentally active, eating well and avoiding smoking, excessive alcohol and head injury may all protect you from dementia later in life.
  • Have regular check-ups with your doctor who can advise how to keep your brain, body and heart healthy.

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Reviewed on: 31-10-2014