How to Prevent Alzheimer's

Monday, 06 Jun 2011 03:51 PM

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Although there is no absolute cure for Alzheimer’s, medical research is constantly trying to help us understand this malady so that we may protect ourselves from its ill effects.

Here are a few tips to prevent Alzheimer’s:

Adopt an active lifestyle
The risk of getting Alzheimer’s can be reduced by adopting an active lifestyle with regular physical exercise. It is also known that Alzheimer’s treatments respond better to those patients who adopt an active lifestyle.

Eat brain-healthy food
In order to prevent Alzheimer’s, it is important to eat the right food. Many experts have labeled Alzheimer’s the “diabetes of the brain,” and a growing body of information suggests a strong link between diet and brain impulses. So, consult your dietician to identify foods that may help prevent Alzheimer’s.

Learn to relax and manage stress
One of the best ways to control Alzheimer's risks is through stress management. It has been proven that the harmful stress hormone, cortisol, hampers nerve cell growth and accelerates cognitive decline, premature aging, depression, diabetes, and other assaults on the brain.

Get proper sleep
Getting proper sleep is important for the prevention of Alzheimer’s. Lack of sleep not only leaves a person cranky and tired, but according to experts, poor sleep can significantly damage the brain and central nervous system.

Alzheimer's medications
There are certain Alzheimer's drugs being developed to prevent damage to nerve cells in the brain. Once developed these medications may be given to high risk individuals in order to prevent Alzheimer’s.

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