I want to protect more people from the heartbreak of dementia.

Could you help me?

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I want to protect more people from the heartbreak of dementia.

Could you help me?

Every donation, from £5 to £50, will help scientists like me to protect others.

I’m studying the dementia risks that are present in daily life. Because doing so could have a life-changing impact for millions. One in three people born today will develop dementia over their lives. And as scientists, we must change those odds.

Progress has begun. Researchers have already found at least 12 key risk factors for dementia which can raise a person’s chances of developing this devastating condition.

And if we can better understand dementia risk and the processes that lead to the development of this condition, we could protect millions of people from the heartbreak it causes.

But to do that we will need more research. And we will need your help. So please help us to start new studies today.

Dr Sarah Keuss, University College London.

Researchers have found 12 risk factors for dementia.

Education in early life

Poor/ less education in early life.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure

Obesity

Obesity

Depression

Depression

Social isolation

Social isolation

Low physical activity

Low physical activity

Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain
injury

Excessive alcohol consumption

Excessive alcohol
consumption

Smoking

Smoking

Hearing loss

Hearing loss

Diabetes

Diabetes

Air pollution

Increased exposure
to air pollution.

Researchers have found 12 risk factors for dementia.

Understanding their role will teach us

How to protect people

How to protect people

New drugs

Where to target new drugs and
potential treatments

Public information

To keep the public informed about
their brain health

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