People entering middle age (40) should cut down the amount they drink as much as possible to reduce the risk of developing dementia, disability and frailty in later life.
It is well known that smoking, too much alcohol, inactivity and being overweight is bad for our health, but many people don’t realise that these things can also increase the likelihood of developing dementia and other causes of poor quality of life in older age.
Even small but regular changes – such as climbing the stairs instead of using an escalator – can have significant effects. – Robin Ireland, Guideline developer
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