How to Reduce Your Risk and Protect Your Brain

Reduce your risk virtuous circle

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:[Accessed 21st February 2014].