Dementia prevalence has been steadily increasing in Singapore. In 2005, there were roughly 22,000 dementia sufferers aged 65 and above. This number is set to more than triple by 2050, with the projected number of dementia sufferers increasing to a staggering 187,000 based on current health and lifestyle trends.
These figures from Singapore’s Alzheimer’s Disease Association are certainly worrying, but all hope’s not lost. Ditch these six bad habits and lifestyle choices to slash your risk of getting dementia today. Your brain – and your loved ones – will thank you for it.