Here's, at least a little bit, of encouragement for healthy baby boomers . . . a study was released Wednesday that suggests lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining dementia risk.
Researchers in Canada found that people with no dementia risk factors, like smoking, diabetes or hearing loss, have similar brain health as individuals 10 to 20 years younger.
The new study also found that a single dementia risk factor could reduce a person's cognition by the equivalent of up to three years of aging.