27 August 2021
Brain damage already visible

Risk of dementia later in life?

Someone who is at risk for dementia later in life due to an unhealthy lifestyle, already has visible brain damage and cognitive problems. Research by Maastricht UMC+ shows this on the basis of questionnaires and brain scans of more than 4,000 people. These results underline the importance of lifestyle to keep the brain healthy and prevent dementia.

The results of this study, led by Dr. Sebastian Köhler, were published on August 25, 2021 in the online edition of Neurology®, the medical scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.