Friday, April 12, 2013

Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Currently, there's no proven way to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Research into prevention strategies is an ongoing effort. The strongest evidence suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by reducing your risk of heart disease. A lot of the same factors that increase your risk of heart disease can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. These factors include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, excess weight and diabetes. However, programs targeted to people at high risk of dementia are being developed. These programs consist of encouraging physical activity, cognitive stimulation, social engagement and a healthy diet. Also, they teach memory compensation strategies to help optimize daily function even if brain changes progress. Keeping active—physically, mentally and socially—may make your life more enjoyable while reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips. Preventing memory loss and Alzheimer's disease will be easy if you avoid being stressed and by take supplements.

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