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Can Dementia be Cured or Prevented?

Most forms of dementia can’t be cured, although research is continuing into developing drugs, vaccines and treatments. Drugs have been developed that can temporarily alleviate some of the symptoms of some types of dementia.

At present, we are not sure what causes most of the diseases that lead to dementia. This means it is difficult to be sure what we can do to prevent dementia itself. However, the evidence seems to indicate that a healthy diet and lifestyle may help protect against dementia. In particular, not smoking, exercising regularly, avoiding fatty foods and keeping mentally active into old age may help to reduce the risk of developing vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease..