Look after your heart

Your risk of developing dementia may increase as a result of health conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels, particularly when these conditions occur at mid-life.

They include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

There are many ways to look after your heart:

  • Book regular GP check-ups for blood pressure, blood glucose levels and cholesterol
  • Eat a healthy diet 
  • Stop smoking