Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia. It effects more than 6 million people over the age of 65. Increased awareness and prevention efforts have left a lot of people with questions. Perhaps two of the most common questions include How can I prevent getting Alzheimer's? And what treatments if any are there for people who already have it?
In terms of keeping your brain healthy, scientists recommend:
Getting Good Sleep - getting a good night's sleep helps boost our immunity and archive our memories.
Healthy Diet - people with diets low in saturated fat such as vegetarian or Mediterranean have less signs of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's.
Exercise - exercise is so important for the prevention of many diseases, including Alzheimer's.
Socialize - being social and avoiding isolation.
Disease Prevention: Reducing you risk of vascular risks, controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and weight have been shown to lower your risk of dementia.
Check Your Hearing - hearing loss can cause shrinkage of brain areas close to the memory centers. Wearing hearing aids if you have hearing loss and having your hearing checked regularly is important.