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Dementia: Midlife chronic conditions linked to increased risk

Michael Hall/Getty ImageA new study looks at the role of multimorbidity in dementia risk. Michael Hall/Getty Images

(Timothy Huzar/ Medical News Today) –– In a new study, researchers found a link between increased risk of dementia and multiple chronic conditions during midlife.

The paper, which appears in the BMJ, provides scientists with information that might help people reduce their risk of dementia in later life.

Researchers have found that someone can have biological signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades prior to developing symptoms. As a consequence, scientists are interested in exploring what factors during midlife may increase the risk of dementia. (…)