Alzheimer's Disease: How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's With Lifestyle Changes! by Nicole DeAvilla

Alzheimer's Disease: How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's With Lifestyle Changes!

My grandmother had Alzheimer's, a disease that affects the brain. The number of people with the disease in the U.S. is currently at 5 million and rapidly rising. I was happy to hear what Dr. Rudy Tanzi, director of the Alzheimer’s Genome Project and a leading researcher in the field at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said in an interview on "CBS This Morning." He said that we are still years away from developing a drug to prevent or reverse this devastating disease. However, there are four important lifestyle categories that we can work on to help protect our brain:

  • Diet: A Mediterranean-type diet (lots of vegetables, olive oil and moderate protein consumption) and probiotics.
  • Exercise: At least an hour-long brisk walk (8,000-10,000 steps).
  • Sleep: Adults need 7-8 hours.
  • Stress Reduction: Meditation was the top recommendation.

Read more from Dr. Tanzi here

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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Elisa Schmitz
Thank you for this, @NicoleDeAvilla. With aging parents, it's very much on my mind!
Nicole DeAvilla
It all goes back to having a basic healthy lifestyle.
Donna John
I know someone who's life has been turned upside-down due to Alzheimer's. It's a scary, scary disease. Thanks for sharing ways we can be proactive, Nicole DeAvilla .

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