There is evidence that a healthy diet, physical activity, appropriate weight, and no smoking can lower the risk of many chronic diseases and help you stay healthy as you age.
Scientists continue to explore the possibility that a healthy lifestyle might also slow down, or even prevent Alzheimer’s.
They are also studying the role of social activity and intellectual stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease risk.
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but early and accurate detection and diagnosis are crucial.
Also, if you are 65 and older or have a family history of Alzheimer’s, ask your healthcare provider about a “check-up from the neck up” to check your brain health and cognitive function.
Just as proactive screening for cancer, heart disease, or vision problems, a regular cognitive assessment can help you and your healthcare provider identify and manage changes early.