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10 Tips to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Maintain a Healthy Weight
Being overweight can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s related dementia by 35%.

Eat Brain Healthy B Vitamins
Whole grains, lentils, eggs, turkey, tuna and liver are fuel for your brain.

Eat Fish Weekly
Eating fish at least once per week lowers risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by 60%.

Eat More Antioxidant Fruits and Vegetables
Those who averaged 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day were less likely to have had a heart attack or stroke or suffer from dementia in a clinical study.

Limit Saturated Fat
A four-year study of over 6,000 senior women found those with a diet rich in animal fats (red meat and butter) suffered worse mental function compared to those eating ‘healthy’ monounsaturated fats like olive oil.

Minimize Added Sugar
Sugar can lead to blood sugar problems. Studies show people with Type 2 Diabetes have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Diabetics on insulin therapy have four times the risk.

Limit Alcohol
Limit your intake to 1 oz. of alcohol per day if you’re a woman or up to 2 oz. for men.

Exercise Three Days a Week
A study of 1,740 seniors found exercising three days per week for at least 15 minutes lowered their risk for dementia by 32%.

Use It or Lose It
The Bronx Aging Study shows participating in cognitive activities can lower risk of dementia by 63%.

Stay Social
In clinical study, older adults with no social ties were twice as likely to experience cognitive decline as those with 5-6 social ties.

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