The Most Bizarre Ways to Reduce Your Dementia Risk Right Now

Dementia is a disease that affects mostly older people and comes with no cure. It’s on everyone’s minds, but most people don’t realize there are many easy — and bizarre — ways to prevent this disease. Here are 15 surprising ways to prevent dementia right now.


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1. Stop sharing drinks

Sharing drinks can spread the herpes virus, which may increase your risk of developing dementia. A recent study found that those with the herpes virus had a higher risk of dementia than those without. The herpes virus can be transmitted through sharing food or drinks with an infected person. Herpes can also be transmitted sexually, so practice safe sex with any partner.

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