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Can Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented?

According to the Alzheimer's Association "Researchers around the globe are exploring how to prevent Alzheimer's. While Alzheimer's prevention has no definitive answers at this time, research has shown that we can take action to reduce our risk of developing it."

  1. Several conditions known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

  2. Regular physical exercise may be beneficial to lower the risk of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia.

  3. Heart healthy eating and diet may also protect the brain.

  4. Social connections and intellectual activity strengthen connections between nerve cells in the brain. Stay active!

  5. There appears to be a strong link between future risk of cognitive decline and serious head trauma. Reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by staying safe and protecting your head.

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