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How To Prevent Alzheimer's S Disease
Unclear: We don't really know how to do it fully. But there are some correlations which point to some value: exercise, and mental activities, especially educational completion, seem to protect. Foods include, red wine, cold water fish, mediterranean diet, fruit and vegetable juices, coffee, and perhaps vitamins and neutraceuticals (but beware of claims!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Unfortunately scientists still do not know the exact cause and how to prevent it. Even very intellectual people may get it.( i.e.Ronald reagan). Due to the plasticity of the brain we may increase the number of glial cells and connections between brain cells by exposure to new challenges and to complex issues : learning new languages, travel, learn something new, do something new & difficult for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is unknown: The only intervention with a moderate amount of evidence is exercise. General priniciples for brain health include avoiding head injuries (and sports or activities associated with them), successfully managing any chronic health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. A generalization is that if it is good for heart health, it is probably also good for your brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use it or lose it: It's been showen that any thought provoking excercises can slow down or lessen dementia. NY city cab drivers tend to have low rates of dementia (any guesses why) because they are constantly having to think on the go. The brain is just like anything else that's part of your body...use it or lose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vit C, E, B's: It depends upon how far along in the Alzheimer's process how much prevention can occur. Need to clean up the diet, B-complex, vit C 500mg bid, Vit E 200IU/d as well as antioxidents in general are good ideas-need to see a good integrative Dr. to further evaluate and correct and imbalances-which would be specific to you, check vit D, homocysteine,Vit B12,fasting glucose and insulin to start ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But staying healthy by keeping BP and cholesterol normal as well as being physically and mentally active can help in delaying the process. Entering clinical trials for new drugs and preventative regimens are other options. Even if there is a strong history of ad in your family , it is unlikely you are 100% sure to get the disease. The familial type of ad is very rare and presents very early age. ...Read more
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