Can I prevent myself from developing Alzheimer’s Disease?
At this time, there is nothing that can be done to stop, slow, or cure the disease. However, there have been studies conducted that show positive results on how we can take preventative measures now to reduce our risk of getting the disease in the future.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, as many as 80% of the individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s also had cardiovascular diseases. More research is needed to understand the link between the two, but studies have shown a significant connection.
Physical exercise is thought to possibly lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s because exercise delivers an increased flow of blood and oxygen to your brain.
A heart-healthy diet might also be a good measure to take to limit your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Foods such as nuts, olives, fruits, vegetables and whole grains are all beneficial foods you can add to your diet that are actually good for your heart! The Mediterranean Diet is full of these foods. It is supported by the American Heart Association and many medical professionals. It is regaled for being both heart and brain supportive.