There is no sure way to prevent dementia. However, research has identified several risk factors associated with dementia. While there are some risk factors you can’t control, such as genetics or age, many risk factors can be managed through lifestyle changes or appropriate medical treatments. For more information about the risk factors for dementia, dementia prevention strategies and the research that is being done in this area, visit our Your Brain Matters website. Your Brain Matters is Dementia Australia’s dementia risk reduction education program.