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Incorporating psychological treatment into dementia prevention

Modifiable risk and protective factors (e.g., engaging in active lifestyles and avoiding alcohol or smoking, amongst others) are key agents for dementia prevention, and they also exert an important effect on cognitive trajectories of non-demented older adults. In a new editorial published in the journal Aging, researchers David Bartrés-Faz, Cristina Solé-Padullés and Natalie L. Marchant from the University of Barcelona discuss recent research that has begun to identify psychological processes that confer relative risk and protection.