Calculating the risk of dementia

Canadian scientists have invented an online calculator that calculates the risk of developing dementia for people over 55 years of age.

With the help of development, filling in data about their lifestyle, people receive information on how to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The information needed concerns a person’s health, diet, stress levels, as well as education and social status.

The creators of the calculator work at the University of Ottawa and practice at the local hospital. They are adamant that by using this innovation in medical diagnostics, people will not need the research that is currently being applied.

Dementia is not treatable, so it is important that people at risk are informed in a timely manner. Lifestyle changes could reverse the prognosis for dementia.

The calculator is available at: offers other tools to assess your own risk of disease.





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