One of the great questions about Alzheimer's is "How do we prevent it?"
To date, we don't have a vaccine and we don't know the full mechanism which triggers Alzheimer's to activate in one person and not in another. As a result, we don't have a specific set of things that can be done to allow us to avoid the disease. However, there are a number of things we can do that can help.
- Maintain a heart healthy diet and weight
- Exercise physically
- Exercise mentally
- Manage your blood pressure
They all sound pretty simple but may require more effort for some people than for others. I don't know about you, but motivation and a lack therein are a common problem for me. But, I'm back on that wagon to exercise more and eat a healthier diet.
Now, when a vaccine is developed to prevent Alzheimer's, you better believe I will get that inoculation.
You're welcome to join me in my attempts to stave off Alzheimer's when I'm older.