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7 Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s

We know a lot about what happens during the course of Alzheimer’s and how the symptoms affect memory and behaviour. What we don’t know is what kicks off that whole process. Researchers have narrowed down seven lifestyle choices that can drastically reduce the onset of this debilitating disease.

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Alzheimer’s disease isn’t a normal part of aging, nor does it affect just seniors.

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1. Mind Your Mind

Use it or lose it. Keep your brain active by learning, doing puzzles and engaging in social activities.

 

 

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2. Mind Your Diet

2. Mind Your Diet

Reduce saturated fats and eat plenty of vitamins and antioxidant-rich foods.

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  3. Mind Your Body

3. Mind Your Body

Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

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 4. Watch the Numbers

4. Watch the Numbers

Have regular health checks for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body weight.

 

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  5.Keep Social

5.Keep Social

Interacting with people will help keep you stimulated and lively.

 

 

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6. Lose the bad Habits

6. Lose the bad Habits

Be sure to get enough sleep, don’t drink too much and don’t smoke.

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7. Mind Your Head

7. Mind Your Head

Take steps to avoid head injury, for example using a seat belt, wearing a bike helmet and preventing falls.