Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease From Developing?

Question: Is there anything I can do to prevent Alzheimer's disease from developing?

Answer: Unfortunately, at the moment, there's no way to guarantee that you can prevent Alzheimer's disease. There are, however, a number of dietary and lifestyle changes that can lower your risk. We encourage people to undertake a heart-healthy lifestyle; that is, to control blood pressure, control cholesterol, control diabetes, control body weight.

We also encourage people to maintain both physical and social activity. This stimulates the brain, and it's clear that stimulating the brain and leading a mentally stimulating lifestyle decreases the risk for Alzheimer's.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 7389975. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 7389975. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 7389975. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 7389975. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 7389975. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 7389975.
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Gisele Bundchen walks the runway during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Winter 2015 on Nov. 4, 2014 in Sao Paulo.
Studio Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images
PHOTO: Seattle Seahawks fans cheer before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots on Feb. 1, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
PHOTO: From left, Tom Brady in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 18, 2015 and Russell Wilson in Seattle, Wash., Jan. 18, 2015.
Matt Slocum/AP Photo | Ted S. Warren/AP Photo