Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common brain diseases, but there is no cure for it yet. However, you can reduce the risk of developing this ailment by slightly changing your lifestyle.
1. Eat healthy
A diet useful to the brain includes many vegetables (especially leafy greens), berries, nuts, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, seafood, poultry. According to the study, this diet significantly reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
2. Get enough sleep
In Alzheimer's disease, substances called beta amyloids accumulate in the brain. They form plaques that prevent the transmission of signals between neurons. Scientists believe that sleep helps to regulate the level of beta-amyloids and prevents them from accumulating.
3. Train your brain
Recently, various games for training the brain have become popular, which promise to improve memory. And although they do help develop certain skills, there is no evidence that they somehow affect our lives.
4. Move more
According to a study published in the journal Lancet Neurology, one-fifth of all cases of Alzheimer's disease in the United States are associated with a sedentary lifestyle. And during another study it was found that in more active people the probability of this disease is 40% lower than those who move less often
5. Take care of your heart
It is very important to follow the health of the heart, because the brain's health depends on it. According to data from 25 years of research, people with heart diseases such as heart failure or atrial fibrillation significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
In addition, a link was found between elevated blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and Alzheimer's disease.