elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most devastating diseases that we know of, and that affect humans. The onset of the disease starts with a progressive degeneration of brain tissue, and the symptoms begin as mild nuisances that progressively turn for the worse. The end result is death. Nobody should ever go through this experience, and we need to do all in our power to treat the disease and find a cure for it and to prevent it from ever happening to us.

Well, what can you do in order to prevent it? Alzheimer’s disease still manages to mystify the top of the medical branch because of the many loose ends in the explanation of it. There is no conclusive evidence as to what exactly causes Alzheimer’s disease, and there is a lot of speculation. A genetic link is shown in the fact that the disease has been shown to be somewhat hereditary, and people have bigger chances to get it if they have relatives with the same disease. Also, Alzheimer’s disease is not a disease that typically attacks young people. Older people are much more likely to develop it, and the older you are, the bigger the chance is.

Well, what can you do in order to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Perhaps you have a relative that has had it, and you wish to stack the odds in your favor that you won’t get it yourself. Well, as we’ve said, the disease is somewhat mystifying. But there are still ways in which you can improve your chances of getting it.

First of all, you need to take proper care of yourself. By this, we mean for you to take proper care of your diet and nutrition, to move more, sleep adequately, and don’t stress out a lot. It’s really simple, but it may not be that easy. The best way to go is to start one step at a time. If you’re used to eating junk, then begin by introducing healthy foods one at a time. The same thing goes with movement. No matter how out of shape you may think you are, you can still manage to walk for 5-10 minutes a day. The small things add up and make a difference.

Also, be sure to keep your mind stimulated. Get new hobbies that will keep you engaged, and be sure to keep in touch with people around you, as social interaction is one of the most powerful stimulants for the mind.

Follow our advice and you will increase your chances of preventing Alzheimer’s disease.