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BrainShape Podcast

Episode 133: Alzheimer’s Awareness, Dementia, and Modifiable Risk Factors with Dr. Andrea Wilkinson


Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Every year on September 21, World Alzheimer's Day is commemorated to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Lancet publications (2017 & 2020) identified 12 major risk factors for dementia, including: less education, hypertension (high blood pressure), hearing impairment, smoking, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes, low social contact, head injuries, excessive alcohol consumption, and exposure to air pollution. Tune in to learn more!

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by Andrea Wilkinson