Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Alzheimer's disease prevention tips
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A healthy brain and a healthy heart may go hand-in-hand, research indicates.
There is as yet no treatment available (outside of studies and trials) that does more than address the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. A cure remains out of reach.
But individuals can reduce the risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s, the most common kind, in which symptoms do not begin to appear until the mid-60s or later.
Considering brain health much as one would consider heart health is what nationally renowned Alzheimer’s researcher Paula Grammas, new head of the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Neuroscience Institute, recommends — and she suggests that people of all ages should heed the advice. The well-respected Alzheimer’s Association agrees.
“Cholesterol maintenance,” Grammas says. “Healthy weight maintenance. Lowering of blood pressure.”
Also, a healthy diet. Exercise. A stimulating environment. An active mind.
Sedentary, in whatever way, is bad.
“What’s good for the heart is good for the brain,” says Grammas.
The Alzheimer’s Association puts it this way:
“There are lifestyle habits that you can adopt to maintain or potentially improve your health as you age. These habits, spanning four categories — physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement — can help keep your body and brain healthy and potentially reduce your risk of cognitive decline.”
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