New global guidelines to reduce the risk of dementia

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dementia affects 50 million people around the world and while there’s currently no effective treatment for dementia, the World Health Organization says much can be done to delay or slow the onset and progression of the disease.

In guidelines released this week, the World Health Organization offers its first recommendations to reduce the rick of dementia.

Joining KUSI to discuss the recommendations to keep our brains’ healthy is Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood, director of the UCSD Memory, Aging, and Resilience Center and member of the Alzheimer’s Association Board.

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