Although we have been told that there is little we can do to prevent the Alzheimer’s disease, there is however truth in reducing your risk. The wheel above shows the 6 pillars of a brain healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk and protect your brain. This includes exercise, healthy diet, mental stimulation, quality sleep, stress management and an active social lifestyle. By leading a brain-healthy lifestyle it may be able to prevent Alzheimer’s symptoms and slow down or even reverse the process of deterioration.
Over the next 6 weeks I will be posting a small blog post which explains each of the 6 pillars with added tips and benefits to help you reduce the risk of dementia. The first post will be next week where I talk about tips for getting started and sticking with your exercise plan.
Guide, H., 2014. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Prevention. [Online] Available at:http://www.helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_prevention_slowing_down_treatment.htm[Accessed 21st February 2014].