The University of Exeter Medical School’s analysts in England proved that a healthy lifestyle can lower risks of having Alzheimer’s and/or other forms of dementia. They studied about 200,000 people who are 60 years old and above and without any signs of dementia. Their gene variations are categorized by high, intermediate, and low genetic risk. Also, these people were classified based on lifestyle. The outcome showed that 1.8 percent of participants who have high genetic risk and an unhealthy lifestyle developed dementia. On the other hand, 0.6 percent of participants with low genetic risk and have healthy lives did not trigger any symptoms of dementia.

Dementia is a form of brain disease that worsens memory capacity of an individual, one example of these is the Alzheimer’s disease which genetically involves memory loss from the middle to old age. According to John Haaga of US National Institute on Aging, people can escape from getting such disease by having a healthy lifestyle. Despite the genetic threat, a person’s lifestyle like ample exercise with proper diet and avoiding alcohol and smoking can make a difference to prevent dementia.