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What are some ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease?

What are some ways to prevent Alzheimer'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 more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

Alzheimer's disease is a progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to complete simple daily tasks. The cause of Alzheimer's is still generally unknown. Most patients with Alzheimer's usually become ...Read more


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Can you prevent alzheimer's disease?

Can you prevent alzheimer's disease?

We don't know yet.: There is no definite way to prevent alzheimers. Exercise has the most evidence as a preventative. There is a lot of research on this so stay tuned. ...Read more

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How do you prevent alzheimer's disease?

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 more

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How do you prevent alzheimer's disease ?

How do you prevent alzheimer's disease
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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 more

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Does practicing the violin regularly prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Does practicing the violin regularly prevent Alzheimer's disease?

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 more

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Is it true that listening to music on a daily basis prevent alzheimer's disease?

No: There is no evidence that anything will prevent alzheimer's disease (dementia) although there are many studies suggesting that we can lower our risk. Yes, this is semantics but that's our current state of knowledge: association but w/o proof of causation. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease?

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 more

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Is there any way i can prevent getting alzheimer's disease if it's hereditary?

Is there any way i can prevent getting alzheimer's disease if it's hereditary?

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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What prevention methods are there for alzheimer's disease?

Be healthy & active: Alzheimers is a type of dementia. conditions marked by declining cognitive skill such as memory and difficulty functioning.The exact cause if not as yet known for msot indiviudals. However,medicial conditions such as athrosclerosis that affect the heart can also affect the brain and add to the symptoms. Studies have also shown that exercising your brain and body may help. Stay healthy and active! ...Read more