Can You Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

While we have no sure fire approach to preventing Alzheimer's disease today, each of us can meaningfully lower our own risk of suffering from Alzheimer's down the road.

Some important risk factors, like age and genetics, are beyond our control. Others, such as our physical fitness, our diet, our cardio-vascular health, our management of other medical conditions, and the degree to which we stay intellectually and socially engaged, are all directly affected by our life style choices.

A great summary of preventative advice was published this week as an opinion piece at CNN. While such articles are commonly propagated online by merchants selling unvalidated supplements or brain-exercise programs, this one stays within a message that is well supported by scientific evidence.

Other good online sources of Alzheimer's prevention information are the non-commercial websites and
A better understanding and more awareness of Alzheimer's related issues can impact personal health decisions and generate significant impact across a population of aging individuals. Please use the share buttons below to spread this educational message as widely as possible.

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