Dementia cases doubling: nearly 15 percent of people aged 71 or older have dementia

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Today, nearly 15 percent of people aged 71 or older have dementia – almost 4 million people. Experts predict that number will more than double to 9 million people by 2040, costing the country more than $500 billion.

What’s worse is these statistics do not include mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or “pre-dementia,” which accounts for another 22 percent of people over 71.

How to lower your risk of dementia

Some experts say there is no way to prevent dementia, but studies show diet and lifestyle influence brain health. We can use that knowledge to lower the risk for dementia.

The good news is you can slow the rate of brain degeneration and lower your risk of dementia with the following tips:

Ditch the sugar, processed starchy foods, and junk foods. These foods lead to insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and Type 2 diabetes. The link between a…

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