from journal Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Existing evidence on preventing Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to interpret, but a study in the in the BMJ Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggests there are risk factors that might delay or even help prevent Alzheimer’s. Authors proposed twenty-one suggestions—two-thirds would involve vascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lifestyle modifications. Other suggestions involve participating in mentally stimulating activities, avoiding diabetes, stress and depression, avoiding smoking, and maintaining healthy weight. While this is the largest review of Alzheimer’s risks, authors acknowledge no studies, thus far, show one clear cause of Alzheimer’s disease.