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LONDON: To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run.

Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk.

Here's a step by step guide to prevent dementia - which includes getting a good night's rest.

Sleep well

Disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia have recently been suggested as risk factors for dementia. You may want to do regular exercise and eat healthy to improve sleep patterns. If you are having problems sleeping speak to your GP.

Eat omega-3 fats

Research has proven that the DHA in omega-3 fats reduces the risk of dementia.

Try including fish for dinner at least twice a week. Nuts and seeds are also rich in omega-3 goodness and taste delicious when added to your breakfast cereal.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise has been known to cure most ailments, and when you are older it is even more beneficial.

Exercising at least three or four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, which is a known contributing factor to developing dementia.

Watch your weight

High blood pressure and type-2 diabetes are typically caused by being overweight and have been linked to causing dementia.

Don't smoke

Recent research discovered that smokers over the age of 65 have an 80 per cent higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers.

Stopping smoking doesn't just benefit your lungs. A smoke-free lifestyle improves circulation in the brain which makes a happier, healthier, mind.

Have an active social life

Loneliness has been linked to early signs of dementia and cognitive decline, which is why it is important to socialise.

Spending time with other people is good for the body and the mind.

Stimulate your mind

Learning a new language, musical instrument or craft are all fun and intellectually stimulating activities which will help to preserve your memory. Think of it like taking your brain to the gym.

Don't stress

Chronic stress takes its toll on the brain and could cause dementia in later life.

Regular relaxation activities such as quiet reading, light exercise or listening to calming music and even meditation could do wonders for your stress levels.

Even though we cannot be sure that these tips will completely prevent dementia, they will certainly reduce the risks.

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