Dementia: A sleeping aid is linked to heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease

“Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease have many overlapping risk factors,” the charity added.

Examples include poor heart health in mid-life and carrying the APOE4 risk gene.

How to minimize dementia risk

The NHS pointed out that risk factors for dementia include loneliness or social isolation, a sedentary lifestyle, untreated depression and hearing loss.

Consequently, to help improve your dementia risk, it might be helpful to wear a hearing aid (if needed), to be more active, and to foster close friendships.

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