Dementia is an illness you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. Yet many people see it as an inevitable part of growing old. The great news is that there are practical things you can do to protect yourself against dementia - it's never too late! Dr Michael Valenzuela explains what dementia is and exactly what you can do to avoid it.
Dr Michael Valenzuela is a research fellow at the Mood Disorders Clinic at the University of NSW. His background is in psychology,clinical medicine and neuroscience research. He was awarded the Eureka Prize for Medical Research in 2006.