Is alzheimer's disease preventable?

Somewhat. The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk.
Possibly. Like many medical conditions, alzheimer's disease is the result of the interplay between genes & behavior. Presumably you can have really bad genes that overcome really good behaviors or vice-versa. Nonetheless, there are some things that you can control such as diet (mediterranean or anti-oxidant rich), exercise, & mental activity. We believe that new behaviors are especially helpful.
Possibly. We don't really know the answer whether or not Alzheimer's disease is preventable. We do know that certain populations in the world have a higher incidence than others. We also know if we can cut down on the risk factors we decrease our chances of getting Alzheimer's disease. So the bottom line is the jury is still out on this question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9tLafWOsfU.
Not yet. Exercise has the best evidence for prevention or delay. Also keeping blood pressure, blood glucose and weight normal likely helps.

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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...
Somewhat. The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. Read more...

How do you prevent alzheimer's disease?

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...
Exercise. 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...
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...

How do you prevent alzheimer's disease?

No absolute way, but. A recent study sheds light on one of the most effective way to prevent dementia. See my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/if-you-jump-up-and-down-after-reading.Html. Berries, wild salmon, and turmeric mixed with piperine, plus learning a new skill have also been suggested as helpful. Read more...
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...

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...
Partially. The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
No. There is no evidence that listening to music decreases risk of alzheimer's disease. It can develop even in musicians, see movie "a song for martin". Read more...

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...
Maybe so. its recently been discovered that most Americans are probably deficient in Vitamin D. It's also recently noted that there might be a 7 fold increase in likelihood of dementia, in vitamin D deficiency!!! Maybe get checked....simple lab. Live Healthy. Happy New Year. Read more...
None, But. A deficiency of Vitamin D, folate, thiamine, and/or B-12 could contribute to cognitive dysfunction. Supplements of the above may be useful in improving intellectual function, even when patients do have Alzheimer's, such as the medical food Cerefolin-NAC. Read more...

Can estrogen prevent heart disease or alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's. No, Estrogens can actually cause problems for women including cancer. Read more...
At some point. There is some research indicating that estrogen replacement is beneficial right after menopause but not later on. Read more...
Can! Heart disease prevention is now well established in women with early menopause (surgical or natural) and women in there fifties. No benefits are present for older women. The earlier the benefits, the greater the benfits. Cancer of the colon, osteoporosis, and less alzeiheimer's are documented and longer sexual functioning! Read more...