Alzheimer's - Prevention Possibilities
Some of the risks for Alzheimer’s disease is genetic. You can’t change that part. But even people with high genetic risk can improve their odds with a healthy lifestyle. Researchers followed 196,383 people without dementia age 60 and over for about eight years. Among those who didn’t have genetic risk factors, the ones with the healthiest habits were least likely to develop Alzheimer’s. The same was true for people whose genes predisposed them to the disease. If they didn’t smoke, ate right, exercised, and drank in moderation, they were less likely to develop dementia than their genetically similar peers.