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Adults who take steps to manage cardiovascular risk factors improve the odds that theyll remain cognitively sharp no matter their age.

Thats according to a detailed new report from The Global Council on Brain Health, a working group of scientists, healthcare professionals and policy experts founded by the AARP. Healthy lifestyle changes are not easy to make, the authors write, and clinicians need to assist and support their patients in their attempts.

We have something in our back pocket we can do something about, said geriatric psychiatrist Kristine Yaffe of University of California, San Francisco. Increasingly, what we understand is that cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors are probably our best strategy to reduce dementia at this point.

Among the reports top recommendations for adults of any age:

The full report and detailed recommendations are available through the AARP website.

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