100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimers and Age-Related Memory Loss by Jean CarperMost people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimers. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimers is to prevent it.
After best-selling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimers, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimers, memory decline, and other forms of dementia.
Did you know that vitamin B 12 helps keep your brain from shrinking? Apple juice mimics a common Alzheimers drug? Surfing the internet strengthens aging brain cells? Ordinary infections and a popular anesthesia may trigger dementia? Meditating spurs the growth of new neurons? Exercise is like Miracle-Gro for your brain?
Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future by postponing Alzheimers so long that you eventually outlive it. If you can delay the onset of Alzheimers for five years, you cut your odds of having it by half. Postpone Alzheimers for ten years, and youll most likely never live to see it. 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimers will change the way you look at Alzheimers and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free of this heartbreaking disease.
Reducing your risk of dementia
It is estimated that The scientific understanding of dementia has only recently shifted from that of a late-life disease to that of a lifelong process which is affected by factors throughout life. The effect of these factors can be considerably reduced, either by making changes in lifestyle, or by making sure that disorders such as depression and diabetes do not go undetected and untreated. That dementia is, in part, preventable is an important public health message Barnett et al. Here we review the seven key modifiable risk factors which can help prevent Alzheimer's throughout life.
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We still have a lot to learn about the risk factors for dementia. This section aims to outline some of these risk factors, and how we may be able to reduce our risk of developing the condition. A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of developing a condition. There are others, including smoking, diet and not getting enough exercise, that we can try to do something about. We know that many people live a healthy and active life but still develop dementia. However, research suggests that around a third of cases of dementia may be due to factors that we could change. The biggest risk factor for dementia is age.
Find Your Walk. Can Alzheimer's be prevented? It's a question that continues to intrigue researchers and fuel new investigations. There are no clear-cut answers yet — partially due to the need for more large-scale studies in diverse populations — but promising research is under way. What causes Alzheimer's? Social connections and intellectual activity Prevention studies Head trauma Heart-head connection What you can do now Physical exercise and diet Understanding prevention research. Experts agree that in the vast majority of cases, Alzheimer's, like other common chronic conditions, probably develops as a result of complex interactions among multiple factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and coexisting medical conditions.
While you may have been told that all you can do is hope for the best and wait for a pharmaceutical cure, the truth is much more encouraging. By identify and controlling your personal risk factors and leading a brain-healthy lifestyle, you can maximize your chances of lifelong brain health and preserve your cognitive abilities. Some, like your age and genetics, are outside your control. However, there are six pillars for a brain-healthy lifestyle that are within your control. Aim for at least minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. The ideal plan involves a combination of cardio exercise and strength training.