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How to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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:

  1. Getting Good Sleep - getting a good night's sleep helps boost our immunity and archive our memories.

  2. Healthy Diet - people with diets low in saturated fat such as vegetarian or Mediterranean have less signs of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's.

  3. Exercise - exercise is so important for the prevention of many diseases, including Alzheimer's.

  4. Socialize - being social and avoiding isolation.

  5. Disease Prevention: Reducing you risk of vascular risks, controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and weight have been shown to lower your risk of dementia.

  6. 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.


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