Adults who are physically active may be less likely to get
Alzheimer's disease or dementia than adults who are not physically
active.3 Moderate activity is safe for most people,
but it's always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting an exercise
Assisted living is a type of housing for people, such as those with Alzheimer's disease, who need various levels of medical and personal care. Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. The facilities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the residents' independence. Services are offered to assist residents with daily living.
Older adults who stay
mentally active may be at lower risk for developing Alzheimer's
disease.4 Regularly reading
newspapers, books, and magazines, playing cards and other games, working
crossword puzzles, going to museums, and doing other social activities, and
even actively watching television or listening to the radio may help you avoid
symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Although this "use it or lose it" approach has
not been proved, no harm can come from regularly putting your brain to work.
People who eat more fruits and
vegetables, high-fiber foods, fish, and omega-3 rich oils (sometimes known as
the Mediterranean diet) and who eat less red meat and dairy may have some
protection against dementia.5, 6
learn more about the causes of Alzheimer's disease, we also may learn more
about how to prevent the disease. Drugs now being developed to prevent damage the nerve
cells in the brain may someday be used in people who are at risk for
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 09, 2010
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