Researchers have found that memory loss, as well as other brain skills, begins to decline at 45 which is much earlier than previously thought.

According to the researchers involved in this study diseases such as dementia are thought to take between 20 and 30 years to develop. The experts believe that these findings are important as they could encourage younger people to boost their brain power with healthier living.

Although there isn’t a definitive plan for preventing dementia it is known that simple lifestyle choices such as eating a healthy diet, not smoking and maintaining good blood pressure and cholesterol levels can reduce the risk of dementia.

Dr Anne Corbett, research manager of the Alzheimer’s Society wants more research to be done to “fully understand how measurable changes in the brain can help us improve diagnosis of dementia.”

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