The easy brain exercise you can do every day to reduce your risk of dementia

From middle-age onwards, fears about developing dementia begin to take hold for many Britons. While the causes of dementia are multiple and complex, research is constantly uncovering more about the disease and how it could be prevented. Lifestyle changes can help to reduce your risk of dementia and delay cognitive decline; some of those changes can be as easy as picking up a crossword puzzle each day.

Almost a million Britons are living with dementia; a staggering one in six people over the age of 80 has the condition.

While many risk factors can’t be helped, lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of developing the condition later in life.

Amongst risk factors for dementia including genes and age, the NHS also lists “lower levels of education.”