Survey Reveals Misconceptions about How Habits Affect Our Minds

By Frank Samson
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Degenerative brain disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and the only one of the top 10 causes that can’t be prevented or cured. But all is not lost. Numerous studies show that by adopting certain lifestyle habits we can significantly reduce our risk of developing dementia.

Reader’s Digest teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association to survey 1,600 people about their brain health and knowledge of how lifestyle habits affect cognitive decline and dementia. Their findings revealed many misconceptions that could affect how people approach their brain health. Reader’s Digest writer Lauren Gelman offers “four takeaways for a healthier, sharper mind.”

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