Habits to Develop in Your 60s to Avoid Getting Dementia Later in Life

There is no cure for dementia, though scientists are really trying to change that. Once you’ve been diagnosed with the disease, there’s no way to reverse it. But despite the myths, there’s still a lot you can do to reduce your risk sooner rather than later.

Here are the habits you can (and should) develop in your 60s to delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia within the next decade or so.

1. Keeping tabs on your alcohol intake

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Drinking too much alcohol (more than one to two drinks per day) increases your chances of developing health problems that will increase your dementia risk. You don’t have to stop drinking. Just make sure you’re not indulging too much, too often.

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