Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimers Disease
Because the causes are unknown, there are currently no guidelines for reducing your risk of Alzheimers disease. Scientists are studying medications and lifestyle factors that may help. Diet, mental activity, and exercise may play a role in brain health. For example:
- Regular exercise and social engagement may decrease the risk of developing dementia.
- There is some evidence that the Mediterranean diet may help lower your risk of Alzheimers disease, as well. This diet includes foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, seeds, olive oil, and fish.
- Drinking alcohol may be beneficial, but it is drinking in moderation, one drink or less per day for women, two drinks per day or less for men. If you do not drink, you do not have to start to get any benefits.
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