Brain health particularly important in midlife: report

A world report into dementia has emphasised the importance of brain health across the lifespan but particularly in midlife.

The World Alzheimer’s Report 2014 estimates 135 million people will be living with dementia by 2050, with the largest increase in low and middle income countries.

The strongest evidence for possible causal associations with dementia include low education in early life, hypertension in midlife and smoking and diabetes across the life course,” the researchers write.

The report also points to consistent evidence for an inverse association between