From this NYT article VITAL SIGNS RISKS; Midlife Cholesterol Tied to Alzheimer's:
From this article Dementia link to 'mid-life ills' these bullets:
· Under-55s who smoke increase their risk of dementia five-fold.
· Diabetes will more than triple the risk of dementia.
From this article Moderate exercise may stall vascular dementia:
“Older adults who regularly walk for exercise may help lower their risk of vascular dementia, the second-most common form of this disorder after Alzheimer's disease, a study published Wednesday suggests”
From this NewScience.com article, Exercise linked to big drop in dementia risk, comes this quote:
"Regular exercise may reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly by as much as 40%, according to a new study. And the effect is even more pronounced for those who are more frail, say the researchers".