Expatriates might want to make a number of lifestyle changes to help hold back the onset of dementia.
According to Professor June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, exercise, a good diet and socialising will help to hold of the symptoms "to an extent".
She added that it also helps to make "some changes in your living environment like increasing light levels".
Expatriate health insurance customers might want to double check that they are covered for any mental health problems, such as dementia.
Professor Andrews' comments follow research from the Alzheimer's Society, which revealed that a quarter of a million people with dementia are being let down by care and support that fails to meet their needs.
The health professional added that health and social care workers are often aware of the additional things that people can do to improve their situation when suffering from dementia.
However, they are "not always in a position to pass that information on to people with dementia and their carers".