Physical Activity & Dementia

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Physical activity, and in particular walking, can contribute significantly to the prevention of dementia. Dementia affects 72,000 people in Scotland. Physical activity is a means of enhancing and protecting brain function. Research has shown that regular exercise reduces the risk of dementia. It is never too late to become active: people over the age of 65 who take up exercise will reduce their risk, and for those who already have the disease, taking up physical activity can slow down progression of the illness.

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